26 juin 2014

Exhibition of seminal artworks by modern and contemporary masters opens at Skarstedt London

Francis Bacon, Study for a Pope III, 1961, Private Collection, courtesy of Skarstedt, ©The Estate of Francis Bacon, DACS, London, 2014. LONDON.- Skarstedt London announces In Homage, an exhibition of seminal artworks by modern and contemporary masters including Francis Bacon, George Condo, Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince and Andy Warhol, with paintings referencing masterpieces by Velázquez, Picasso, Baselitz, Ernst, Goya, Munch and de Chirico. Exploring the ways in which artists have been influenced by their... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2014

Artists who transformed the nature of portraiture lead exceptional auction at Christie's

 LONDON.- Following on from the success of Christie’s New York Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions in May when the highest total for a single auction in art market history was achieved, on 1st July Christie’s will present an outstanding selection of Post-War and Contemporary art works. The sale represents many of the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Peter Doig that challenged the notion of the traditional portrait and changed... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2014

Bacon's 'Study For The Head of Lucian Freud' included in Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Francis Bacon, Study for Head of Lucian Freud, 1967. Oil on canvas, 14 x 12in. (35.5 x 30.5cm.). Estimate: in the region of £8,000,000 - 12,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. LONDON.- One of only two single portrait heads of Lucian Freud ever to be painted by Francis Bacon, this jewel- like painting has spent all of its life within the private collection of the celebrated writer Roald Dahl and the Dahl family. This canvas, which will be offered at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 1 July 2014, was... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2014

Major Francis Bacon Triptych of lover George Dyer to be offered for first time at auction

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer( on Light Ground), 1964. Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This summer, in its flagship Evening sale of Contemporary Art in London, Sotheby’s will offer Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer (on light ground) by Francis Bacon. Depicting the man who was the love of Bacon’s life at the moment when they were most deeply involved, this exceptionally rare lifetime depiction of Dyer is full of the painterly exuberance that marks out... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2014

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Figure Turning

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Figure Turning. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. titled and dated 'Figure Turning 1962' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 78 1/8 x 57 in. (198.4 x 144.7 in.). Painted in 1962. Estimate $20,000,000 – $30,000,000 Provenance: Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., LondonPrivate collection, New YorkAcquired from the above by the present owner Literature: R. Alley, Francis Bacon, London, 1964, p. 147, no. 203 (illustrated).L. Trucchi, Francis Bacon, London, 1976, no. 79 (illustrated). Exhibited: London, Tate Gallery,... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Christie's to offer Francis Bacon's "Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards"

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. Oil on canvas. Each: 781/8 x 58¼in. (198.3 x 148cm.). Painted in 1984. Estimate in the region of $80 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014 NEW YORK, NY.- On the heels of the historical world record sale achieved for Three Studies of Lucian Freud at $142,405,000, Christie’s will offer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards, from 1984, as the highlight of the May 13th evening sale. Celebrating one of the most significant relationships... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2014

Art Gallery of Ontario brings giants of British art Francis Bacon and Henry Moore together for major exhibition

Francis Bacon, Lying Figure in a Mirror, 1971. Oil on canvas, 198.5 x 147.5 cm. Museo de Bellas Artes Bilbao © Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013). TORONTO.- This spring, the Art Gallery of Ontario brings two giants of 20th-century British art together in a major exhibition of sculpture and paintings. Organized by the AGO in conjunction with the U.K.’s historic Ashmolean Museum, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore will feature over 60 works by the two highly influential artists as well as a number of photographs and archival... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2014

Francis Bacon portrait of George Dyer sells for $70 million at Christie's sale in London

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Portrait of George Dyer Talking, titled and dated 'Portrait of George Dyer Talking 1966' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 78 x 58in. (198.2 x 147.3cm.). Painted in 1966. Price Realized £42,194,500 ($70,042,870). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 LONDON.- On 13 February, Christie’s London evening auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art realised a total of £124,192,000/ $206,158,720/ €151,017,472 selling 83% by lot and 95% by value and achieving the 2nd highest ever total for... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2014

Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich

King John Cup, c. 1325. Silver, enamel, precious stones; height: 38.8 cm. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. Photo: Pete Huggins NORWICH- A major exhibition of works of art celebrating the rich and distinctive culture and artistic heritage of East Anglia, from antiquity through to the present day, will mark the unveiling of the newly-refurbished galleries by Foster + Partners at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, opening on 14 September 2013,... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2014

Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” bought by Elaine Wynn

NEW YORK.- The New York Times has identified Elaine Wynn, former wife of Stephen A. Wynn, as the person who bought Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” for $142.4 million at Christie’s New York in November. In this image: Spokesmen from Christie's speak about Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud". The oil on canvas triptych was part of Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale scheduled for November 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert. 

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