Posts Tagged ‘Roman Abramovich’

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Roman Abramovich’s girlfriend, the beautiful and understated Dasha Zhukova, 27, was featured in a New York Times piece, “Russian & Rich:  Art’s New Tastemaker.” The 41 year old Abramovich is already a power player in the international art world, having set auction records for Degas, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, and Giacometti, among others. Now it […]

The Art Newspaper revealed that two of the star lots in the blue-chip New York auctions were purchased by London-based Roman Abramovich.  He was the successful bidder on Francis Bacon’s much hyped Triptych, 1976 (above), at Sotheby’s, paying $86.3 million.  He also acquired Lucien Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995, at Christie’s for $33.6 million.  Abramovich […]