05 août 2018

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires reopens refurbished and expanded galleries

Installation view. BUENOS AIRES.- In one of its largest exhibitions ever the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires in collaboration with the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is presenting A Tale of Two Worlds, comprising over 500 artworks from private and public collections, by 100 artists and collectives from Latin America, the United States and Europe. The exhibition marks the grand re-opening of the refurbished Moderno and occupies all the galleries of the newly-expanded institution, which has... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2018

Major exhibition that explores religion, faith and divinity now open at Christie's London

Sir Stanley Spencer, The Crucifixion, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. (91.5 x 76.2 cm), Painted in 1934. Sold for 2,001,250 GBP at Christie's London, 26 May 2011, lot 50. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- As part of the June Season at Christie’s, Sacred Noise, a major exhibition that explores religion, faith and divinity through artists including Francis Bacon, Maurizio Cattelan, Lucio Fontana, Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Sir Stanley Spencer, and Francisco de Zurbarán, is now on view in the... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery explores the garden as a "stage" for the extraordinary

Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Myteline, 1864. Watercolour on paper, 330 x 381mm © Tate, London 2018. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.- The Laing Art Gallery’s new exhibition, The Enchanted Garden, explores the garden as a ‘stage’ for the extraordinary, the magical, the atmospheric and the nostalgic and casts new light on the work of the our best-loved artists. From the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists to the Bloomsbury Group and 20th century abstraction, artists have taken inspiration directly... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2018

Exhibition at Altes Museum explores the relationship between men and meat

Jean-Antoine Houdon, Muscle man , late 18th cent. Bronze, gilded © National Museums in Berlin, Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art / Antje Voigt BERLIN.- When we think of flesh and meat, the first thing that comes to mind is usually food. But also our own bodies consist of meat. For thousands of years, meat has played a central role in cultural and ritual contexts as well. In short: meat is food, body, and cult. The transition from the realm of the living to the realm of the dead becomes... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2018

Exhibition devoted to Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon opens in Basel

Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, 1965. Gelatin silver print © Graham Keen BASEL.- From April 29, 2018, the Fondation Beyeler is staging an exhibition devoted to Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon: two outstanding protagonists of modern art who were at once friends and rivals, and whose creative vision exerted a powerful influence that still persists today. This is the first-ever joint museum exhibition involving Giacometti and Bacon, illuminating the relationship between the two artistic... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2018

Francis Bacon portrait highlights Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale

Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait, 1977, oil and dry transfer lettering on canvas, 78 x 58⅛ in. (198.2 x 147.7 cm.). Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.  NEW YORK, NY.- Francis Bacon’s Study for Portrait (1977, estimate on request) will star in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which will take place on 17 May 2018. The powerful large-scale eulogy to his great muse and lover George Dyer was painted in Paris in 1977 and was last exhibited in London the same year at... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2018

"All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life" opens at Tate Britain

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Three Figures and Portrait, 1975. Oil paint and pastel on canvas, 1981 x 1473 mm. Tate. Purchased 1977. © Estate of Francis Bacon. LONDON.- A landmark exhibition at Tate Britain celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint. All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life showcases around 100 works by some of the most celebrated modern British artists, with Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon at its heart. It reveals how their art captures... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

Christie's to offer a diverse collection of Modern and Post-War art

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Portrait, Oil on canvas, 1976, Estimate: £10,000,000-15,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s will offer The Eye of the Architect, a diverse collection of Modern and Post-War art, during ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of sales that will take place in London from 20 February to 7 March 2018: Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal Evening Sales (both 27 February), Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale (28 February) and Post-War and... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch, 1965

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch, 1965. Oil on canvas, 198 x 147 cm. Purchased from Ronald K. Greenberg, 1979, 1979.603, Manchester Art Gallery © the estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2017. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery
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02 décembre 2017

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Figure Study I, 1945–1946

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Figure Study I, 1945–1946, oil on canvas, 123 x 105.5 cm. Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1998, GMA 3941, National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © the estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2017. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland.
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