Publication of notes that Elaine winn was unavailable for comment, but all her friends say, that Francis bacon is one of the favorite authors of Wynne. In her collection there is another work of an Englishman, but what exactly - not specified.
auction Christie's, held on 12 November last year, the painting of bacon for a record amount of acquired an anonymous buyer. Since then the media has tried to guess the name of the new owner. Among the possible candidates appeared himself, Stephen Wynne, owner of several casinos, including the casino hotel Wynn Las Vegas.
In November 2013, the New York Post, citing anonymous sources, reported that the work of the English master acquired a sister of the Emir of Qatar al-Mayassa bint-Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. However, these rumors in the end have not been confirmed.
Stephen and Elaine Wynn both are connoisseurs and collectors of art. A couple who divorced in 2010, arranged the exhibition and opened the gallery. It is known that the collection of the former spouse was a picture of Pablo Picasso's "Dream" ("Le Eiffel"), which in 2012 acquired the owner of the investment company SAC Capital Advisors, Steve Cohen, for the record for the art market in amount of 155 million dollars.
Three sketch to the portrait of Lucian Freud" - the most expensive work of art ever sold at public auction. The work of bacon, which depicts his friend, another famous English artist, surpassed the previous record by more than 20 million dollars. Previously the title of most expensive paintings ever sold at auction was fixed after a painting by Edvard Munch "Creek", in 2012, gone under the hammer for 119.9 million.