30 juin 2022

Francis Bacon's portrait of Lucian Freud sells for £43.4m

Lot 10. Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, oil on canvas, 198 by 147.5 cm. 78 by 58 in. Executed in May 1964. Lot sold: 43,336,000 GBP. © Sotheby's LONDON.- Unseen in half a century, Francis Bacon’s magnetic portrait of Lucian Freud just sold for £43.4 million / $52.8 million in Sotheby’s London saleroom - becoming the most valuable work of art sold at auction in London this season. In its first market appearance, the painting became... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2022

Gagosian to exhibit Francis Bacon's first Pope in London

Francis Bacon, ‘Landscape with Pope/Dictator’, c. 1946, oil on canvas, 55 1/8 × 43 1/4 inches (140 × 110 cm) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2022 LONDON.- Gagosian announced the exhibition of Francis Bacon’s first treatment of the papal image—a subject that would preoccupy the artist on and off for at least two decades. Executed circa 1946, this highly important picture in Bacon’s oeuvre has never before been exhibited publicly. The canvas entered a private collection in 1967 and was only... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2022

Francis Bacon's powerful painting 'Triptych 1986-7' to be offered at auction for the first time

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Triptych 1986-7. Signed, titled and dated (on the reverse). Oil, pastel, aerosol paint and dry transfer lettering on canvas, each: 78 x 58in. (198 x 147.5cm) Executed in 1986-1987. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. LONDON.- Francis Bacon’s Triptych 1986-7 (estimate: £35,000,000-55,000,000) will be offered at auction for the first time in Christie’s 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale, a key auction within the 20/21 Shanghai to London sale series, which will take place on 1 March 2022. An... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2022

'Francis Bacon: Man and Beast' at the Royal Academy (29 January–17 April)

Francis Bacon, Study for Bullfight No. 1, 1969. Oil on canvas. 198 x 147.5 cm. Private collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2021. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. In January 2021, the Royal Academy of Arts will present Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through the lens of his fascination with animals and its impact on his treatment of the human figure. Francis Bacon (1909–1992) is recognised as one of the most... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2022

Frisson: Iconic collection debuts at Seattle Art Museum

Mark Rothko, American, born Russia (now Latvia) (1903–1970), Untitled, 1963. Oil on canvas, 69 × 90 in. (152.4 × 228.6 cm). Seattle Art Museum, Gift of the Friday Foundation in honor of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis, 2020.14.16. Photo by Spike Mafford / Zocalo Studios. Courtesy of Friday Foundation. © 2021 The Mark Rothko Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Frisson: The Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection (October 15,... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2021

Francis Bacon's 'Pope with Owls' to lead Phillips' Evening Sale on 17 November, estimated at $35-45 million

Francis Bacon, ‘Pope with Owls’, circa 1958. Estimate: $35-45 Million. Image courtesy of Phillips. NEW YORK, NY.- On 17 November, Phillips will offer Francis Bacon’s ‘Pope with Owls’ as the star lot of the New York Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Executed circa 1958, the work arrives for the first time at auction with an estimate of $35-45 million, having been held in the same prestigious private American collection for nearly four decades.Jean-Paul Engelen, Deputy Chairman and Worldwide... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2020

Sotheby's live global auction event achieves $363.2 million and 93% sold

29 June 2020 – Oliver Barker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, and tonight’s auctioneer said, “Being on the rostrum tonight was like being at the epicentre of a cinematic production. We would never have envisioned, even a few months ago, that it would be possible to hold a series of flagship New York sales as an unprecedented live-streamed event, with banks of telephone- bidding colleagues beamed in from around the world. But, just as throughout its 276-year history, Sotheby’s was ready to pivot at a moment’s notice – and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2020

Sotheby's to offer Francis Bacon's 'Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus' this May in New York

Francis Bacon, Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus, 1981. Oil on canvas. Triptych: Each panel: 78 x 58 in. (198 x 147.5 cm). Estimated to sell for in excess of $60 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that Francis Bacon’s large-format Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus will highlight their Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 13 May 2020, when it will be offered with an estimate in excess of $60 million.Inspired by Aeschylus’s trilogy of... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens 'Francis Bacon: Late Paintings'

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1971, oil on canvas, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle, Paris. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2019. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Francis Bacon: Late Paintings. Organized by the Centre Pompidou, where it debuted in September 2019, this is the first in-depth museum consideration of Bacon’s production in his final decades, and the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work to be... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2020

David Hockney's 'The Splash' makes £23.1 million at Sotheby's London

David Hockney's breath-taking The Splash sold for £23,117,000/ $29,820,930 / €27,509,230 (est. £20-30 million) – the third highest price for the artist. Executed in 1966, the landmark pool painting first appeared at auction in Sotheby’s London salesroom in 1973, and again in 2006 when it sold for £2.9 million / $5.4 million – a record price for Hockney at the time. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Seminal pop art painting "The Splash" by David Hockey sold for £23.1 million ($29.8 million) at a London auction on Tuesday, the... [Lire la suite]