As art aficionados will know, a triptych by artist Francis Bacon was recently auctioned off for $142.4-million (U.S.) – significantly more than had been predicted. The sale went down in a frenzied six minutes, and set a new record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction. Now, yes, the Three Studies of Lucian Freud, painted by Bacon in 1969, is considered a masterpiece. As Will Gompertz, BBC's arts editor explained, "It's unique, it's very high quality and from an extremely famous period in the artist's life."
But worth more than a whopping $140-million? Here's a sampling of what else has been valued at the same amount: