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]

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]
19 octobre 2008

Sotheby's Sale of Contemporary Art Realises $38.1 Million

Andy Warhol, (1928-1987), Skulls. Estimated at 5,000,000—7,000,000 GBP, sold for £4,353,250 ($7,543,312), Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Frieze Week Evening Sale of Contemporary Art realised £22,008,250/$38,135,896 (pre-sale estimate: £30,620,000-42,750,000), representing the second highest total achieved for an October sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. The sale which saw two new artist records established – those for El Anatsui and Matthias Weischer – was 72.6% sold by lot and attracted 200 registered bidders.... [Lire la suite]