FRANCIS BACON: INVISIBLE ROOMS AT TATE LIVERPOOL

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1952. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1952. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

The Estate of Francis Bacon together with the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation are among the Francis Bacon Exhibition Supporters Group for the show “Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms” taking place at the Tate Liverpool from 18 May to 18 September, 2016.

Tate Liverpool presents the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England. Featuring over 30 paintings, and 13 works on paper.

Curated by Kasia Rednisz, the exhibition surveys an underexplored yet significant element of Bacon’s work. An element introduced by the artist in the 1930s, Bacon used a barely visible cubic or elliptic cage around the figures depicted to create his dramatic compositions. These imaginary chambers emphasize the isolation of the represented figures and bring attention to their psychological condition. The act of placing the sitters in ‘invisible rooms’ guides the focus of attention towards the complex human emotions that are felt but can’t be seen.

‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’
18 May – 18 September 2016
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool, L3 4BB

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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 Tate Liverpool.

FRANCIS BACON MB ART FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN MONACO LECTURE

Francis Bacon, 'Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer (on light ground)', 1964, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, ‘Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer (on light ground)’, 1964, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

Within the framework of conferences organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation will participate in a lecture on ‘Francis Bacon and Monaco’.

Majid Boustany – founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, and Martin Harrisson – author of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’, will give the lecture on 21 March, 18:30, at the Théâtre des Variétés in Monaco.

Majid Boustany will explain why he decided to establish a foundation in the Principality dedicated to the British Artist Francis Bacon and will detail the missions and activities of this institution.

Martin Harrison will discuss the influence of Monaco on Bacon’s life and work. Martin Harrison is the curator of the forthcoming Monaco exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum, which will run from 2 July to 4 September 2016, on the theme of ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco and French culture’.

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, based in Monaco, is a private non-profit institute dedicating its scholarly activities and research to the most compelling and controversial British figurative artist of the post-war era.

The 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.

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Please note all event details are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, and Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco.

ESTATE DONATE BACON LITHOGRAPH TO CHARITY AUCTION

Image: Francis Bacon, Lying Figure, 1969. Oil on canvas. The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Lying Figure, 1969. Oil on canvas. The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved. A lithograph of this painting has been donated by the Estate to the Terrence Higgins Trust charity auction.

The Estate of Francis Bacon is pleased to donate a lithograph of Francis Bacon’s Lying Figure, 1969, to the Terrence Higgins Trust Annual Event, The Auction. The charity auction in support of people living with HIV will take place on 17 March at Christie’s, London.

This donation is made in memory of the late Christophe Dejean, who was a key member of staff at The Estate of Francis Bacon and a long-time supporter of the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Last year the annual flagship event raised a staggering £316,000. Over its history the event has raised £3 million to make a difference to the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.

Find out more about the donated Francis Bacon lithograph via the work’s lot notes. Information on ‘The Auction’, including ticketing, lots and how to make a donation can be found here. To learn more about the Terrence Higgins Trust visit their website.

Terrence Higgins Trust Annual Event, The Auction
17 March 2016
Christies, London

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