The Francis Bacon triptych that recently sold for a record-breaking amount at auction will go on public display at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon starting Saturday.
But the identity of the buyer who shelled out $142.4 million for the work remains a mystery.
"Three Studies of Lucian Freud," created in 1969, was sold as part of a Christie's auction in New York in November. The $142.4 million paid for the piece represents a record amount for a work of art sold at auction, breaking the previous record held by Edvard Munch's "The Scream" of $119.9 million in 2012.
The Portland Art Museum announced this week that the piece -- which depicts three views of artist Lucian Freud -- will remain on view through March 30. After that, the triptych is expected to return to the private collection of its owner.
The buyer remains anonymous to the public, though the Portland museum's director, Brian Ferriso, appears to have made contact. Ferriso said in a statement that "when the collector agreed to our request to exhibit the triptych, we knew that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our visitors to see this seminal work."