Francis Bacon (British, 1909 - 1992)

Francis Bacon

British | 1909 - 1992

Francis Bacon was a British Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1909. His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Fondation Beyeler, Basel. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Museu Nacional d`Art de Catalunya have featured Francis Bacon's work in the past.Francis Bacon's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 20 USD to 142,405,000 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 142,405,000 USD for 3 Works: Studies of Lucian Freud, sold at Christie's New York in 2013. Francis Bacon has been featured in articles for ArtLyst, The Art Newspaper and ARTnews. The most recent article is How Do Artists See Themselves? written for Hyperallergic in April 2024. The artist died in 1992.

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A Short History of Artists Sneaking Their Work Into Museums
How Do Artists See Themselves?

How Do Artists See Themselves?  

Hyperallergic 01/04/2024
Francis Bacon: Portrait of Lover And Muse George Dyer Auctioned


..Ultimately, and appropriately, Bacon’s last triptych of 1991 returns to the key image of sexual struggle that had frequently recurred in his work...

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Museo Nacional del Prado

..Like his commissioning photographs of friends which allowed him to paint at a distance from his subject, some of Bacon's most significant work was based on reproductions of work by other artists...

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Hugh Lane Gallery

..Charged with implied narrative, Bacon's stark paintings of self-representation mark significant departures in his technique...

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Gagosian Gallery, New York (980 Madison Avenue)

..Although historically the emphasis has been on the men in Bacon’s life, the artist was equally engaged with women, many of whom he had long-lasting relationships with, and he painted more female than male...

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Ordovas Gallery, New York

..Bacon is world famous for his twisted images of people and animals, often splattered with paint, displaying raw emotion and considered to be some of the most powerful images in art...

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