Francis Bacon’s Paintbrushes Set to Auction for $38,000

July 29, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

As part of Christie’s upcoming “Out of the Ordinary” sale in September, there’s a set of eight paintbrushes reportedly used by the legendary painter Francis Bacon up for grabs. Seeing as the artist’s most stunning and raw portrait paintings already sell for millions of dollars at auction, the estimated value of just over $38,000 seems to be quite the bargain, relatively speaking.

The unique set of eight brushes was reportedly given by Bacon to fellow artist Clive Barker during sometime in the late seventies. Get your bids ready. Hot item coming up. Albeit, when it comes to used brushes which may or may not have been in Bacon’s studio, it looks like there’s a lot more where that came from. And trash. Who wants some legendary trash?