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Chelsea owner buys Lucien Freud painting

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich bought two paintings that were sold at record-breaking auctions last week, according to reports. Lucian Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping sold for £17.2m on Tuesday, followed by Francis Bacon’s Triptych, which fetched £43m just 24 hours later. The Art Newspaper quoted sources saying the London-based Russian billionaire was the buyer…

Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart collaborate on Monaco painting

A unique collaboration has taken place between Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart . It took place when Sir Jackie, who is an art collector and a fan of Mr Vettriano’s work, contacted Vettriano last year . They met up and eventually Mr Vettriano came up with an idea for three paintings after watching the…

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