31 juillet 2019

Modern art trove seized from Portugese businessman Jose Berardo

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Tableau (yellow, black, blue, red and grey), 1923, Oil on canvas, 54.5 x 53.5 cm, UID 102-623, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa © 2019 Museu Coleção Berardo LISBON (AFP).- Portugal has seized a trove of contemporary artwork, including paintings by Joan Miro and Piet Mondrian, from its debt-riddled owner, the government said on Tuesday. "There has been a court ruling to this effect," a spokeswoman for the Culture Ministry said, confirming media reports. For... [Lire la suite]

27 juin 2019

Sotheby's sale led by Francis Bacon's evocative 'Self-Portrait' from 1975

Lot 9. Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Self-Portrait, signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse, oil and Letraset on canvas, 35.5 by 30.5 cm. 14 by 12 in. Estimate £15,000,000 — 20,000,000. Lot sold £16,542,650 / $20,969,463 / €18,461,635. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight in London, Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art totalled £69,143,300/ $87,811,991/ €77,440,496 (est. £58-82.8 million/ $73.5-105 million / €64.7-92.4 million). Led by Francis Bacon’s... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2019

Gagosian opens an exhibition of Francis Bacon's double-figure paintings

Francis Bacon, Two Figures with a Monkey, 1973. Oil on canvas, 78 x 58 1/8 in. 198 x 147.5 cm © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. Courtesy Gagosian. LONDON.- Gagosian is presenting Couplings, an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s double-figure paintings. Bacon’s disturbing images—his portrayals of friends and fellow artists, and the deformations and stylistic distortions of classical subjects—radically altered the genre of figurative painting in... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2019

'Screaming Pope' by Bacon to lead Sotheby's Sales of Works from the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection

Francis Bacon, Study for a Head, 1952. Estimate $20/30 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of select works from the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection across the May 2019 auctions of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art. Assembled in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection now belongs to the Friday Foundation, a private charitable organization committed to working with its cultural partners to ensure that the... [Lire la suite]
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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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