29 juin 2011

Second Highest Price Paid for a Work of Art at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Sale

Francis Bacon's 'Study for a Portrait' (detail). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   LONDON.- A painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon sold for 18.0 million pounds ($28.7 million) on Tuesday, the second highest price paid for a work of art at a Christie's post-war and contemporary auction in London. "Study for a Portrait," depicting a besuited man seated on a gilded armchair enshrouded in a sea of blue, had been expected to fetch around 11 million pounds, although the sale price includes a buyer's premium which... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2011

Sotheby's to Sell Major Masterwork by Leading British Post-War Artist Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Crouching Nude, oil on canvas, 198 x145cm (78 By 57in.), Executed in 1961. Estimate £7-9/$10-15 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that its forthcoming summer Contemporary Art Evening Auction will be led by Crouching Nude, an important masterwork by the renowned British artist Francis Bacon (est. £7-9 million / $10-15 million)* which has never before been offered at auction. The 1961 oil on canvas, which is one of Bacon’s large-scale paintings, measuring 198cm by 145cm, will be offered for sale... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2011

Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali Works Boost Bumper Sotheby's "Looking Closely" Sale

Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Three Studies for Portrait of Lucian Freud, (i) titled and dated 1964 on the reverse, oil on canvas in three parts, each: 35.5 by 30.2cm. Estimate 7,000,000—9,000,000 GBP. Lot Sold 23,001,250 GBP. PROVENANCE: Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., LondonAcquired directly from the above in 1964 EXHIBITED: Hamburg, Kustverein; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Dublin, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Francis Bacon,1965, no. 57 NOTE: Acquired prior to the breakthrough travelling exhibition in 1965 and executed at... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2010

Carlos Freire (né en 1945), Francis Bacon, London 1977 & Francis Bacon à son atelier de Londres en 1977, 1989

Carlos Freire (né en 1945), Francis Bacon, London 1977, 1989. photo Tajan Paris Tirage argentique en noir & blanc. Signé et titré au dos; 40,5 x 30,5 cm - Estimation : 1 500 / 2 000 € Carlos Freire (né en 1945), Francis Bacon à son atelier de Londres en 1977, 1989. photo Tajan Paris Tirage argentique en noir & blanc. Signé et titré au dos; 30 x 41 cm - Estimation : 1 500 / 2 000 € Tajan - 75008 Paris. Vente du Mercredi 17 novembre 2010. Espace Tajan - 37 rue des Mathurins - 75008 Paris. Pour tout... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2010

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Be Led by a Major Mark Rothko Painting

Mark Rothko, Untitled, signed and dated 1955 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 91⅝ x 69 in. 232.7 x 175.34 cm. Est. $20/30 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- On 9 November 2010 Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale will be led by a major 1955 Untitled painting by Mark Rothko which has been off the market for over 40 years (est. $20/30 million)*. The auction also includes major works by many of the leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries including Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, and... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Francis Bacon's Figure In Movement, Gift from the Artist to his DoctorSotheby's to Sell Francis Bacon's Figure

LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of Francis Bacon’s Figure In Movement, the most significant painting by the British artist to appear at auction in several seasons, in its Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on 9 November 2010 in New York. The 1985 portrait of a man twisting and writhing, demonstrates the artist’s genius in painting the human figure in motion, and epitomizes the full spectrum of his legendary artistic technique. The monumental canvas was given by Bacon to his doctor the same year it was executed and has remained in... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

Drawings Attributed to Francis Bacon @ Werkstattgalerie in Berlin

Francis Bacon, Screaming Pope. Pencil on Paper, 99,5cm*70cm, year not indicated, signed As everyone interested in Bacon’s work knows, Bacon many times, and often vehemently, denied that he made any use of drawing. This is contradicted however by an early interview with the critic David Sylvester (Bacon’s most frequent interlocutor), which is preserved on film. In it, Bacon admits that he does draw, but coyly says that puts his drawings aside and doesn’t look at them, when the moment comes to paint a picture.Yet, since Bacon’s... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for portrait of pope Innocent X.

Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for portrait of pope Innocent X. photo courtesy Sotheby's Lithograph printed in colours, 1989, signed in pencil, inscribed AP, (an artist's proof aside from the edition of 60), on Arches wove paper; image: 950 by 689mm; 37 3/8 by 27 1/8 in - sheet: 1157 by 770mm; 45½ by 30¼in. Estimate 12,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 22,500 GBP Sotheby's  Modern and Contemporary Prints including Pablo Picasso: Master Printmaker, Works from a Private European Collection, 16 Sep 10, London... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2010

Marlborough Gallery @ Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992), Trois études de corps humain, 1970. Huile sur toile. Triptyque. Chaque panneau : 198,1 x 145,3 cm © 2010 Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / ARS, New York / DACS, London Fondée à Londres en 1946, la Marlborough Gallery est reconnue comme l’un des plus grands marchands d’oeuvres d’art contemporaines au monde. Représentant initialement une nouvelle génération d’artistes issue de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, dont Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland et Ben Nicholson, la galerie se... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2010

"Conversation Piece II: Cornelis van Haarlem and Francis Bacon" @ the Frans Hals Museum

Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem (1562 – 1638), The Massacre of the Innocents, 1591, canvas, 268 x 257 cm, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem Francis Bacon, From Muybridge ‘The Human Figure in Motion: Woman emptying a Bowl of Water/Paralytic Child Walking on All Fours1965, canvas, 198 x 147 cm. On loan from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. HAARLEM.- The Frans Hals Museum is presenting a work by the British artist Francis Bacon flanked by two monumental paintings by Cornelis van Haarlem. What links these artists is their admiration... [Lire la suite]
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