18 janvier 2016

A father and his daughters: Freud's Portraits of Esther Freud and Isobel Boyt are united at Christie's

Lucian Freud, Head of Esther (1982-3). Oil on canvas, 14¼ x 12¼in. (36 x 31cm.). Estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. LONDON.- Two of Lucian Freud’s most intimate portraits of his daughters will be united inChristie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Thursday 11 February in London, King Street. Head of Esther (1982-83, estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000) and Head of Ib (1983-84, estimate: £2,500,000 – 3,500,000) contribute to the strong core of British artists offered at... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2016

Lucian Freud's Portrait of Lover to be offered at auction for first time at Sotheby's London

Lucian Freud, Pregnant Girl, 1960-61. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 10 February, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale a painting that not only marks a pivotal moment in the career of Lucian Freud, but that also shines a spotlight on a fascinating but little-known moment in the artist’s life. While much has been written about many of Freud’s amorous liaisons, barely anything is known about his intense, and ultimately transformative, relationship with Bernadine Coverley. The two met when she was just 16, and he was... [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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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. 
17 décembre 2013

Portland Art Museum to show Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / ARS, New York / Christie's Images Limited 2013. PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum continues the Masterworks / Portland series with the presentation of Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon, opening December 21.  “For some time Chief Curator Bruce Guenther and I have been looking for a modern or contemporary work to present in this ongoing series that brings singular masterpieces to Portland,” explained... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2013

Christie's to offer an icon of twentieth century painting: Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), 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. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s New York will offer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, one of the most important and iconic paintings by the artist, uniting two of the 20th Century’s greatest figurative painters at the apex of their relationship. This extremely rare triptych executed almost 25 years after Francis Bacon... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2013

Art Institute of Chicago receives nearly 1,000 works of art in single gift from Dorothy Braude Edinburg

Fernand Léger, Study for The Ball Bearing, 1926. Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection. (c) 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago announced a major gift from Massachusetts collector Dorothy Braude Edinburg. The gift, one of the most significant in the museum’s history, is composed of nearly 800 works on paper—primarily European prints and drawings from Old Master to modern—and 150 works from China, Korea, and Japan,... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2012

Paintings by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse stolen from Kunsthal Rotterdam

This photo released by the police in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, shows the 1898 painting ’Girl in Front of Open Window’ by Paul Gauguin. AP Photo/Police Rotterdam. AMSTERDAM (AP).- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions. Police haven't said how they pulled off the early hours heist, but an expert who tracks stolen art said the robbers clearly knew what they were after. "Those... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2012

"The Queen: Art and Image" at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II by Lucian Freud, 2001. © The Royal Collection © Lucian Freud Archive. LONDON.-The National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition of some of the most remarkable and resonant images of The Queen across 60 years of her reign – opens in London today ahead of her Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrations.  From Beaton and Leibovitz to Annigoni and Warhol, The Queen: Art and Image is the most wide-ranging exhibition of images in different media devoted to a single royal sitter. Formal painted portraits, official... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2011

'The Mystery of Appearance' @ Haunch of Venison London

Francis Bacon, Pope I- Study after Pope Innocent X by Velasquez, 1951. Oil on canvas, 197.8 x 137.4 cm. Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections ©The Estate of Francis Bacon LONDON.- Haunch of Venison London presents an exhibition of ten of Britain’s most important post-war painters, revealing the story behind their art. 'The Mystery of Appearance' is a fresh appraisal of ten artists - Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Patrick Caulfield, William Coldstream, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Leon... [Lire la suite]