Francis Bacon wasn't the only record-breaker in the art market last year.
The sale of Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucien Freud" for a record $142 million helped the broader global art market hit a record $64 billion in 2013, according to an investor report from Sotheby's. That marked an 80 percent increase over 2012.
Sotheby's said $23 billion in sales came from the U.S., $15.4 billion from China, $12.8 billion from England and $3.8 billion from France.
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Combined auction sales for Sotheby's and Christie's, the two biggest auction houses, totaled $11 billion, up 86 percent.