With all this talk of Renaissance Men I just discovered this story on the BBC.
“Francis Bacon paintings make £21m at London auction
Two works by British artist Francis Bacon, including the first painting he ever sold, have fetched more than £21m at a London auction.
Head III, which sold for £150 at Bacon’s first solo show 54 years ago, was bought for £10.4m by an American private collection.
It had been estimated to sell for between £5m and £7m.”