A painting by Francis Bacon which has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction fetched more than double the value of his second most expensive piece of artwork.
Triptych, 1976, was bought for £43 million in 2008 by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich at an auction by Sotheby's in New York.
Bacon had previously sat as the subject for Freud, for a portrait which fetched more than £5 million at auction in 2008.
Bacon died in 1992 and Freud in 2011.
Francis Bacon's record breaking artwork breaks together two of the 20th century's greatest figurative painters, auction house Christie's said.
The painting stands as one of only two existing full-length triptychs of Lucian Freud, and for almost 15 years the three panels were separated before being reunited in the 1980s.
A painting by Francis Bacon has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction after fetching $142 million (£89 million) in New York.
The 1969 triptych was estimated to be sold at $85 million and bidding started at a whopping $80 million.
The monumental painting depicts the Dublin-born painter's friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud on a chair, with a view from each side and one face-on.
Christie's called it "a true masterpiece that marks Bacon and Freud's relationship" and their "creative and emotional kinship."
The work sold after a protracted bidding war both in the packed New York salesroom and via telephone. Christie's did not disclose the identity of the successful buyer.
The price eclipsed the $119.9m (£74m) paid for Edvard Munch's The Scream last year.