British billionaire investor Joe Lewis (Joe Lewis) has posted on his 98-foot yacht Aviva, the original English expressionist Francis bacon. A painting of Francis bacon “Triptych 1974-1977”, framed in a gold frame adorns the lower deck “Aviva”.
“People are constantly placed works of art from their collections on yachts, but as a rule, it is not the most valuable items. From the point of view of preservation of the paintings, the yacht — not the best place. This is how to take a newborn on an African Safari” comments Zigerlig Katia (Katja Zigerlig), Vice-President of the direction of art insurance company Berkley One.
Joe Lewis bought a triptych by bacon ten years ago for 26.3 million pounds ($34.3 million). Today the painting is estimated at $70 million And the boat became its Museum is $257 million.
“Triptych 1974-1977” is the last painting of Francis bacon on the loss of his lover George Dyer (George Dyer). Dyer committed suicide in 1971. The painting is the key to the artist’s work. In contrast to all other paintings of bacon, the action on it installed outside of the four walls and happens on the beach.
In addition to works of art yacht Aviva boasts a full sized Playground for the game of squash, is equipped on its lower deck.