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]
14 mars 2016

Five Bacon paintings, estimated at 30 million euros, reported stolen in Madrid

File photo of Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud. Oil on canvas, each (unframed): 78 x 58 in. (198 x 147.5 cm.). Painted in 1969. Estimate on request. Sold for $142,405,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. MADRID (AFP).- Five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon worth an estimated 30 million euros have been stolen from the Madrid home of their owner, El Pais reported Sunday. Sources close to the investigation said the theft appeared to have been a highly-professional operation which... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2016

Francis Bacon's Two Figures to be sold by biographer and curator Michael Peppiatt

Francis Bacon, Two Figures (1975). Oil on canvas, 77⅝ x 27¾in. (197.2 x 70.3cm.). Estimate: £5,000,000 - 7,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. LONDON.- Christie’s will present Francis Bacon’s Two Figures (1975, estimate: £5-7 million) as a highlight of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 11 February 2016. Painted in Paris in the mid-1970s, Two Figures is a self-portrait conjoined with the figure of George Dyer and stands as a tribute to Bacon’s great muse and lover who transformed his... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2015

Gagosian exhibits first in-depth exploration of the innovations in Francis Bacon's late work

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1978, oil on canvas, 78 × 58 1/8 inches (198 × 147.5 cm). Private Collection. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2015. Photo by Rob McKeever. NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian New York is presenting “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings.” This is the third exhibition of Bacon's work following “Francis Bacon: Triptychs” (Gagosian London, 2006) and “Isabel and Other Intimate Strangers: Portraits by Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon” (Gagosian New York,... [Lire la suite]
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]