A triptych painting of George Dyer, the lover and muse of Irish-born figurative artist Francis Bacon, sold for $51.8 million at a Christie’s auction for contemporary works in May. The painting, once owned by children’s author Roahl Dahl, a close friend of Bacon’s, spent the last 25 years in the private collection of French actorRead more..
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Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards, sold for over €3 million to a private collector at an auction in Christie’s in London, on February 8. Te oil canvas, a three-panel work painted in 1984, is considered a rare and important portrait of Edwards, who was Bacon’s companion until the artist’s deathRead more..
“I live, you might say, in gilded squalor,” Dublin-born painter Francis Bacon once remarked, explaining his attachment to 7 Reece Mews, the spartan twelve-by-eight-foot London flat that was both his home and studio for the last 30 years of his life. For Bacon, the drab, confining space, accessed by a ship’s ladder, was more thanRead more..