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.