Tag Archives: Francis Bacon


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This 1962 Warhol was the top lot of the evening, selling for TK.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Sells $203.6 M. of Contemporary Art in London, Led by a $32.8 M. Warhol Dollar Bill

Tonight in London Sotheby’s sold £130.4 million ($203.6 million) worth of art at its contemporary art auction, handily trumping the £95.6 million ($150.1 million) that its arch-rival, Christie’s, brought in at its own sale last night. About 85 percent of … Read More


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Francis Bacon, "Seated Woman," 1961.

Phillips Closes Spring Auctions With Fainting Spell and Respectable $97.1 M. Contemporary Sale

The New York Spring auctions ended earlier this evening with a modest sale at Phillips that saw the house bring in $97.1 million, a relatively small sum compared to those seen at the other houses earlier in the week but … Read More


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Morning Links: Earthquake in Nepal Edition

The earthquake that hit Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, killing an estimated more than 3,000 people, has damaged or destroyed monuments, temples and historic squares in the country’s capital, Kathmandu, and the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.[The Art Newspaper]In celebration of the opening … Read More


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Comparing the Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter Markets After a Hot Week in London

The past week’s evening sales of postwar and contemporary art in London saw major results for painter powerhouses Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon. At Sotheby’s, a 1986 abstract painting by Richter made $46.3 million. At Christie’s, Richter’s landscape painting Vierwaldstatter … Read More


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Richter's Abstraktes Bild sold for £30.4 million ($46.3 million), a benchmark for any living European artist.

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New Records for Gerhard Richter, Jonas Wood at Buoyant $188.2 M. Sotheby’s London Sale

Multiple records were broken last night at the contemporary art evening auction at Sotheby’s in London, including the total for that annual auction, which made £123,515,250 ($188.2 million) on a presale estimate of £88.6 million to £125.5 million ($135.43 million–$191.84 million).The highlight of the evening was … Read More


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David Lynch, He Has His Tools and Chemicals, 2013. COLLECTION OF FRANK AND BERTA GEHRY

David Lynch’s Dark Days

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts brings together Lynch’s early and recent works, beginning September 13 Read More


News Retrospective
Francis Bacon's Studio at 7 Reece Mews. PHOTOGRAPH: PERRY OGDEN. COLLECTION:  DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE. ©THE ESTATE OF FRANCIS BACON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, DACS.

Retrospective: Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Red Grooms, Portrait of Francis Bacon

Paint the Town, Red

An exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan showcases fun, tactile, New York City–inspired artworks by Red Grooms Read More


Features
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Where the Art Happens

Museums are finding ingenious ways to connect visitors with the artist’s interior world. Read More