FRANCIS BACON MB ART FOUNDATION MONACO INTRODUCES ITS FIRST PUBLICATION

Foundation book (Head VI) - Copyright The Estate of Francis Bacon, All rights reserved and SBM (photo of Hôtel Ré) - MB Art Collection
Foundation book (Head VI) – Copyright The Estate of Francis Bacon, All rights reserved and SBM (photo of Hôtel Ré) – MB Art Collection

The first book to be published by the Foundation introduces the objectives of this institution dedicated to the life, work and methodology of Francis Bacon. This high-quality publication is being shared with many art museums and galleries around the world. This book, while not available for sale, is offered for free to each visitor attending the guided tour of the Foundation.

The book throws light on the close ties that Bacon enjoyed with the Principality of Monaco, as well as the South of France and the City of Light. Two eminent art historians, Martin Harrison and Eddy Batache, enrich the book with their texts. The book closes with a comprehensive chronology of the artist’s life.

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation’s mission is to promote a deeper understanding of the work and life of Francis Bacon worldwide, with a particular focus on the time that the artist lived and worked in Monaco and Southern France. This institute aims to: support original research, sponsor emerging artists, organise exhibitions and seminars on Francis Bacon with local and international institutions, and fund projects related to the artist. Find more information via the foundation’s website: www.mbartfoundation.com

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BACON ART ATTENDS COLLECTION LAMBERT REOPENING

Francis Bacon, Seated Figure, 1974. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Seated Figure, 1974. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.

Francis Bacon’s Seated Figure (1974) is currently being displayed in Avignon France.

Two exhibitions mark The Collection Lambert’s reopening to the public, following the completion of refurbishment to increase the exhibition space, Seated Figure features in the show Patrice Chéreau: An Imaginary Museum

The temporary inaugural exhibition plays tribute to Patrice Chéreau, who Collection Lambert describes as a giant in the worlds of theatre, cinema and opera. The show runs until 11 October, hosted at The Hôtel de Chaumont space.

The exhibition has been designed in association with the IMEC (Institute for Contemporary Publishing Archives), promising to plunge visitors into the world of Patrice Chéreau. For more information including opening hours and ticketing, please visit the exhibition website.

Patrice Chéreau: An Imaginary Museum
11 July – 11 October 2015
Collection Lambert
Avignon, France

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Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Collection Lambert.

FIRST RESEARCH PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE FRANCIS BACON MB ART FOUNDATION MONACO

Image: Foundation exterior, © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved – MB Art Collection.
Image: Foundation exterior, © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved – MB Art Collection.

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco present their first sponsored project: ‘Francis Bacon – The Wivenhoe Chapter’.

Art historian Katharina Günther undertook a twelve-month research project analysing previously unresearched material. The project aims to deepen the understanding of the relationship between Bacon and the artist Denis Wirth Miller.

Over 250 pieces of unstudied working material from the MB Art Collection including books, magazines and torn pages, formed the project’s starting point. The materials originated from artist Denis Wirth Miller’s small studio in Wivenhoe Essex. Katharina Günther’s project is a fascinating read outlining the relationship between Bacon and Wirth Miller, exploring shared passions and shared workspaces, with Bacon known to have enjoyed working at Wirth Miller’s studio.

With its strong resemblance to his London studio, the overall set-up of Wirth Miller’s Wivenhoe atelier must have been to Bacon’s liking. For almost 25 years, he shared the small, cluttered space with Wirth Miller on a regular basis until in 1975, Bacon bought his own property close to his friend’s house. In the working environment provided by Wirth Miller, Bacon had found an artistic home away from home. – Katharina Günther

Katharina Günther explores Bacon’s lasting impression on Wirth Miller’s work, as the latter experimented with Bacon’s subjects and styles in the 1950s, notably a series of Dog paintings in the manner of Francis Bacon’s Study of a Dog, 1952 and Man with Dog, 1953. Read more about ‘Francis Bacon – The Wivenhoe Chapter’ here.

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation’s mission is to promote a deeper understanding of the work and life of Francis Bacon worldwide, with a particular focus on the time that the artist lived and worked in Monaco and Southern France. This institute aims to: support original research, sponsor emerging artists, organise exhibitions and seminars on Francis Bacon with local and international institutions, and fund projects related to the artist. Find more information via the foundation’s website: www.mbartfoundation.com

Word reference: Katharina Günther’s ‘The Wivenhoe Chapter – Francis Bacon and Denis Wirth Miller’, and the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco website.