Transcript for Instant Index: Masterpiece Painting by Artist Francis Bacon Brings in $142M at Auction
I'm a believer. . Our next begins with a question, would you pay $142 million for this? Look closely. It's a masterpiece by artist francis bacon. It took 7 wealthy art buyers ten minutes to break the all time record for artwork sold at auction. The old record was held by a slightly more family painting, the scream. It sold for $120 million. And maybe marilyn monroe said it best. ♪ Diamonds are a girl's best friend ♪ somewhere tonight marilyn monroe is smiling. A flawless pink diamond tipping the scales at 59 karats sold at auction. The buyer paid $83 million, a world record for a diamond. A milestone tonight for an old american friend, a favorite cookie. 100 years ago today americans took their first bite of mallomar. 100 years ago the chocolate got gooey in the summer heat so that tradition forced people to hoard them in the freezer during the
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