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british artists are breaking records at leading the most expensive ever on sale in the u. k. with over two hundred million pounds west , bacon is self portraits rediscovered in a private collection they've never been seen by the public until now , but the leading piece to go under the hammer hey at sotheby's auction house is another they can piece , hey portrait number one from nineteen sixty one it has an estimated value of up to thirty five million pounds , one of the most famous twentieth century british pains as he is known for his role graphic style and distorted images of people sotheby's deputy chairman of the year at all of the baka explains that this painting came from an obsession of another was inspired by this extraordinary portrayed of thought pope innocent the tenth by the last with which hangs in rome i'm which bacon famously never went to see he never knew the pain , through fotografica sources but he was obsessed by this picture he was also obsessed by the fact that the pope is this a fatherly figure and he had a very complex a relationship with his own father in fact , a gift to a friend of his the light down to duchess of devonshire the story goes that she would bring the artist fresh eggs whenever she visited , contemporary art masterpieces from david hockney to pizza doit will also be up for sale , skyrocketing prices mean the chance to glimpse a masterpiece as private collectors slipped to sell