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A Francis Bacon masterpiece is expected to fetch more than pounds 35 million at auction in New York next month.

The sale of Triptych, 1976, could break the current record for the artist's work, the pounds 27 million paid for Study For Innocent X in 1962.

The piece is being sold by a private European collector who has owned the Bacon since it was first exhibited in Paris in 1977.

The three-panelled picture depicts a headless human form surrounded by three vultures and flanked by two portraits of disfigured human faces.

Bacon used Ancient Greek legends as inspiration for the work.
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