FURTHER INFORMATION ON MCASD EXHIBITION FEATURING FRANCIS BACON ART

Francis Bacon’s 'Two Figures with a Monkey’ (1973). Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon’s 'Two Figures with a Monkey’ (1973). Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.

Francis Bacon’s ‘Two Figures with a Monkey’ 1973, is currently on displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, in the exhibition: ‘Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City’. Via their website MCASD have made available a mobile tour of the exhibition, giving further information about the art being displayed including Francis Bacon’s ‘Two Figures with a Monkey’.

The mobile tour can be found here: http://www.mcasd.org/tours/treasures-of-tamayo. You can navigate via artwork with text in both English and Spanish. Some pieces (including Bacon’s ‘Two Figures with a Monkey’) also feature audio clips from Hugh M Davies, MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO. In the clip available here Hugh M Davies recalls meeting Francis Bacon several times in London in 1973, as well describing the story behind the piece ‘Two Figures with a Monkey’.

‘Treasures of the Tamayo Museum’ is hosted at MCASD’s La Jolla location. The exhibition is on now, through to August 31st 2014. You can read more via a previous blog post*.

Word Ref: MCASD website and press release.
Please note that all exhibition details including works displayed and dates are subject to change. For any confirmation please consult the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
*Please note that information on previous blog posts, including artwork listed as being on display, may differ from the more recent information listed here, this may be due to gallery/museum display alterations.

CURRENT FRANCIS BACON EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

Francis Bacon, 'Triptych-August 1972' (1972) currently on display at the Tate Britain, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.

It has been a busy year so far, with the art of Francis Bacon continuing to be exhibited across the globe. Here we highlight some of the current displays of Francis Bacon artwork. Further information via previous blog posts can be found by clicking on the artwork titles, or where otherwise specified, and clicking on exhibition titles will take you to the third party exhibition websites*.

Please note that information on previous blog posts, including artwork listed as being on display, may differ from the more recent information listed here, this may be due to gallery/museum display alterations. All exhibition details, including dates and artworks on display are subject to change. For all confirmation please contact the relevant museum/gallery.

In London, Francis Bacon artworks are included in the Tate Britain’s ‘BP Walk through British Art’, the gallery’s chronological presentation of the “World’s Greatest Collection of British Art”, which opened to the public last year. Francis Bacon artwork on display includes ‘Painted Screen’ (c.1929), ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ (c.1944), and ‘Triptych – August 1972’ (pictured above). Read more on via this previous blog post.

London’s Tate Modern is currently displaying Francis Bacon’s ‘Triptych November 1981 – January 1982 (left panel)’, the painting is on loan from The Estate of Francis Bacon.

In the US, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) are exhibiting Francis Bacon’s ‘Two Figures with a Monkey’ (1973) as part of the exhibition ‘Treasures of the Tamayo, Mexico City’, at the MCASD’s at La Jolla location, until August 31st.

In the Netherlands, running until August 24th, Het Noordbrabants Museum are exhibiting a world first showing of the graphic oeuvre of Francis bacon, entitled: ‘Francis Bacon – The Graphic Works’. The exhibition features over 27 lithographs, etchings and aquatints from the period 1971 – 1991. Read more via this previous blog post.

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Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of Francis Bacon art displays.
*We are not responsible for the content on third party websites.