‘FRANCIS BACON: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ’ ENTERS LIBRARIES

'Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné' on plinth
‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ on plinth

Following its global publication on 30 June, ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ has now also been delivered to the British Library and five Legal Deposit Libraries: Bodleian Library Oxford University, The Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and Trinity College Dublin.

The Estate of Francis Bacon will be gifting a significant number of libraries with the publication in the near future, as well as sharing excerpts on their website and social media channels, as the Estate continues to share and celebrate Francis Bacon’s art globally.

‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ has taken over a decade to compile, with Martin Harrison, FSA, the pre-eminent expert on Bacon’s work, alongside research assistant Dr Rebecca Daniels successfully completing an ambitious project. The produced five volume publication is by far the most informative Bacon documentation, presenting the entire oeuvre of the late artist’s paintings for the first time, including over 100 previously unpublished works. You can read more on the landmark publication via our previous article here.

Francis Bacon, Landscape with Car, c. 1945-46 (46-04), as featured in 'Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné', © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Ladscape with Car, c. 1945-46 (46-04), as featured in ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné features 800 illustrations across 1,538 pages, contained within five cloth-bound hardcover volumes. Three volumes make up the study of Bacon’s entire painting oeuvre, 584 paintings prepared and printed to the quality of art prints, bookended by two further volumes: the former including an introduction and a chronology, and the latter a catalogue of Bacon’s sketches, an index, and a bibliography. Printed on 170 gsm GardaMatt Ultra stock in Bergamo, Italy at Castelli Bolis, the five volumes are boxed within a cloth-bound slipcase.

To order your copy of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ please visit Heni Publishing’s website.

LA CALLS ON LONDON TO DISPLAY BACON, FREUD AND MORE

Francis Bacon, George Dyer Riding a Bicycle, 1966. oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, George Dyer Riding a Bicycle, 1966. oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

Several Francis Bacon works including nine paintings are currently on display in LA, as part of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Getty Center exhibition ‘London Calling: Bacon Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj’.

The show features artists of the “School of London” who during postwar Britain rejected contemporary art’s preoccupation with abstraction and conceptualism in favour of the human figure and everyday landscape.

Tate London’s collection provides a number of the works on display from six leading artists who revolutionised and reinvigorated figurative painting in the later 20th century: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B. Kitaj.

The Francis Bacon works on display in this show include: Reclining Woman 1961, Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne 1966, Study for Portrait II (after the Life Mask of William Blake) 1955, Study for Head of Lucian Freud 1967, Portrait of George Dyer Riding a Bicycle 1966, Figure with Meat 1954, Figure in a Landscape 1945, Figures in a Garden c.1936, Triptych August 1972 and numerous oil on paper sketches. A full list of displayed works can be viewed here.

For more information visit the J. Paul Getty Museum website, which has also made a mobile audio tour available, inviting listeners to ‘join Getty Director Timothy Potts and other experts as they explore how the “School of London” forged a new path when abstraction dominated the art world.’

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between Tate and the J. Paul Getty Museum. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

‘London Calling: Bacon Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj’.
26 July – 13 November 2016
J. Paul Getty Museum,
The Getty Center, LA

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*Please note all details including featured works, display/exhibition dates and hours are subject to change, and tickets are subject to availability and access, for all confirmation please contact the Getty Museum, the Getty Center, LA.