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Rediscovered Francis Bacon self-portraits to go on display in London

Handlers with Three Studies for a Self-Portrait (1980) by Francis Bacon Credit: Sotheby's/PA

Self-portraits by the artist Francis Bacon are set to go on display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection. In June, they will be available to view at Sotheby's in London.

Experts knew of the paintings' existence but were unsure who had bought them after their completion around forty years ago. After they have been on display in New York and London they will be auctioned off. Each painting is expected to fetch £15 million.

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Tracey Emin's artwork to be auctioned on Tuesday

Tracey Emin's artwork 'My Bed' is expected to sell for between £800,000 and £1.2 million at auction on Tuesday. Art collector Charles Saatchi paid £150,000 for the piece of work in 2000.

Emin says she has flashbacks every time she sees the bed. "Even the smell and everything, it's all still there for me. It's very, very evocative. Except it's like waking up, I wouldn't say a nightmare, but definitely ... it's really strange."

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