12 août 2015

Tate announces first exhibition to survey an unexplored yet significant element of Francis Bacon's work

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait 1952. Oil and sand on canvas, 880 x 770 mm frame: 880 x 740 x 70. Bequeathed by Simon Sainsbury 2006, accessioned 2008 © Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002 LIVERPOOL.- Tate Liverpool presents the first exhibition to survey an unexplored yet significant element of Francis Bacon’s work. Considered one of Britain’s greatest modern painters, Bacon (1909 – 1992) often painted an architectural, ghost like framing device around his subjects... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2015

James Richards selects painting by Francis Bacon for final presentation of the V-A-C collection

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1953. Oil on canvas, 78 x 54 in. (198 x 137 cm) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2015 Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. LONDON.- Turner-Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) for this fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow, on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 23 June –- 30 August 2015. The artist has composed a new sound work for this display, which... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2015

Contemporary takes on landscape by Bacon, Polke and Richter lead Christie's sale

Yves Klein (1928-1962), Peinture de feu couleur sans titre, (FC 27), dry pigment, synthetic resin and fixative on board mounted on panel in artist frame, 39¼ x 53¾in. (99.7 x 136.7cm). Executed in 1962. Estimate Upon Request. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 LONDON.- In June 2015, Christie’s will bring together an international line up of 174 artists to headline the Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction Week. Together the Evening and Day Auctions will present artists from 32... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

Masterworks In Dialogue At Sotheby's

Masterworks In Dialogue. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- The greatest names in the history of the fine and decorative arts come together ahead of what’s set to be a record-breaking sale season at Sotheby’s in London. Everything from rare works by Cranach and Sansovino, to newly restituted works by Klimt and Malevich, treasures from Castle Howard, major works by Francis Bacon, cockerel candelabra and an 18th-century automaton mouse, are on view in Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries. ‘Masterworks in Dialogue’ is a... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2015

Painting by Bacon will lead the highest valued auction of Contemporary art ever staged in London

Francis Bacon, Study For a Pope I, 1961. Estimate: £25-35 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On July 1 Sotheby's in London will offer Francis Bacon's famed painting, Study for a Pope I, 1961, estimated £25,000,000-35,000,000. Consumed by an obsession with Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Innocent X, the Irish-born artist created this monumental work specifically for his breakthrough retrospective at the Tate Gallery in 1962. For 40 years the painting remained in the collection of the celebrated art collector (and... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2015

Francis Bacon portrait leads Phillips Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York

Francis Bacon, Seated Woman, 1961, oil on canvas, 64 7/8 x 55 7/8 in. (165 x 142.2 cm). Estimate $25,000,000 - 35,000,000. Image courtesy of Phillips.  NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips auctions of Contemporary Art in New York in May will be led by an important large-scale portrait by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) which is expected to realise $25 million to $35 million. The evening auction of Contemporary Art on 14 May will also offer a selection of works from a Private American Collection including examples by many of... [Lire la suite]


30 avril 2015

Two re-discovered Francis Bacon self-portraits to be offered at Sotheby's London

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1975, oil on canvas, 35.5 by 30.5cm, £10-15 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- An extraordinary private collection of rarely seen masterpieces will come to auction for the very first time this summer, as 21 superlative works are offered across a series of sales at Sotheby’s in London, New York and Paris between May and July 2015. Assembled in the 1970s and 80s, this discerning collection encompasses outstanding works ranging from African to contemporary art, focused around a single... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2015

30 masterpieces from St. Petersburg shown in UK for the first time as part of 'Francis Bacon and the Masters'

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh, England, 1956. Oil on Canvas © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2014. NORWICH.- From 18 April, 30 masterpieces on loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg will go on display in the UK for the first time as part of Francis Bacon and the Masters at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich (18 April – 26 July). The major loan includes important works by Picasso, Velazquez, Rodin, Titian and Matisse, as well as outstanding examples of antique Greek,... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

"Leiris & Co. Picasso, Masson, Miro, Giacometti, Lam, Bacon" au Centre Pompidou-Metz

Francis Bacon, Portrait de Michel Leiris, 1976. Courtesy Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/Adagp, Paris 2014, © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Bertrand Prévost METZ - Au croisement de l'art, de la littérature et de l'ethnographie, l'exposition consacrée à Michel Leiris (1901-1990) est la première grande exposition dédiée à cet intellectuel majeur du XXe siècle. Pleinement mobilisé par les questionnements et idéaux de son temps, Michel... [Lire la suite]