16 septembre 2017

Christie's to offer landmark Francis Bacon painting to be seen in public for first time in 45 years

Francis Bacon, Study of Red Pope, 1962, 2nd Version, 1971. Oil on canvas. 78 x 58⅛ in (198 x 147.5cm). Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- This October, during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present Francis Bacon’s landmark painting Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971, unseen in public for 45 years. It stands as the grand finale to his celebrated body of Papal portraits and is the only painting that unites the Pope with his greatest love George Dyer, who is depicted... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2017

Francis Bacon's 'Head With Raised Arm' unveiled for the first time in over fifty years

Francis Bacon, Head with Raised Arm (1955), Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20in. (61 x 50.7cm.). Estimate: £7,000,000 - £10,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Francis Bacon’s Head with Raised Arm (1955, estimate: £7,000,000 – £10,000,000) will be unveiled for the first time in over half a century as part of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, a highlight of London’s Frieze Week auctions. Last exhibited in 1962 at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, the work was acquired by the... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

Bacon, Freud and the School of London explored at Museo Picasso Málaga

The Second Version of Tryptich 1944 (1988) by Francis Bacon is on show. Photo: Jesús Domínguez © Museo Picasso Málaga  MALAGA.- In the 1950s a small group of painters who shared the same artistic concerns and were connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration explored the appearance and vulnerability of the body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. Through the depiction of the figure and their own everyday landscape, these artists conveyed the delicacy and vitality of the human condition... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

Christie's to offer Francis Bacon's first ever portrait of his great muse

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer, oil on canvas, in three parts, 1963. Estimate: $50,000,000-70,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will feature Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer, 1963 as a central highlight in its May 17 Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in New York (estimate: $50,000,000-70,000,000). Painted in 1963, Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer marks the beginning of Francis Bacon’s relationship with... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2016

Richard Avedon, Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11, 1979

Lot 7. Richard Avedon, Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11, 1979. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Photo Phillips Gelatin silver print.35.7 x 56.1 cm (14 x 22 1/8 in.)Signed, numbered 3/10 in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps on the reverse of the linen flush-mount.   Provenance: Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 19 October 2006, lot 243 Literature: R. Avedon, An Autobiography, Random House, 1993, pl. 214Richard Avedon: Evidence, 1944-1994,... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2016

"Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez" opens in Bilbao

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Oil on canvas, three panels, 198.1 x 144.8 cm, each panel, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 64.1700 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/VEGAP. Bilbao, 2016 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, an exhibition of almost 80 works including some of the most important and yet least exhibited paintings by this British artist born in Ireland, alongside the works of the... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2016

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French culture is focus of exhibition at Grimaldi Forum

'Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture'. Photo JC Vinaj MONACO.- The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco is presenting a major exhibition, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture from 2 July to 4 September 2016. The exhibition, curated by Martin Harrison, editor of the forthcoming Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné (publication 30 June 2016), takes place with the support of The Estate of Francis Bacon in London, and the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation based in Monaco. Francis Bacon’s cultural orientation was, to an... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2016

Masterpiece by Francis Bacon leads Christie's sale of the Marcie-Rivière collection

PARIS.- Christie’s will offer the Collection Zeineb et Jean-Pierre Marcie-Rivière, un couple de grands amateurs et mécènes, on 8 and 9 June 2016. This unique sale, gathering major modern and contemporary artworks, antiquities and decorative arts is among the most prestigious private collections of art and design organised by Christie’s in France. This sale, comprising 370 lots, estimated in the region of €18 million, will pay tribute to the discerning eye of Zeineb and Jean-Pierre Marcie-Rivière, a couple well known for... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

Largest exhibition ever staged in the north of England of Francis Bacon's work opens at Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, circa 1944. Oil on board; support, each: 940 x 737 mm; frame, each: 1162 x 960 x 80 mm. Presented by Eric Hall 1953 © Tate LIVERPOOL.- Tate Liverpool presents the largest exhibition ever staged in the north of England of one of Britain’s greatest modern painters. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms will be the first dedicated exhibition to survey an underexplored yet significant element of Bacon’s work.  Francis Bacon... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2016

Francis Bacon's finest self-portrait set for sale for the first time at Sotheby's New York

Francis Bacon, Two Studies for a Self-Portrait (1970), estimate $22-30 million. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- A rare Francis Bacon self-portrait is set to come to auction for the first time in May, having remained in the same private collection since soon after it was painted over forty-five years ago. Widely acknowledged as the finest self-portrayal Bacon ever produced, Two Studies for a Self-Portrait (1970) will lead Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in New York on 11 May 2016, with an estimate of... [Lire la suite]