HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR: 2016

Francis Bacon, Triptych, 1987. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Triptych, 1987 (Catalogue raisonné number: 87-05). As exhibited earlier this year in the one-day London show ‘Francis Bacon: Six Studies in Soho’. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on another busy twelve months celebrating the life and art of Francis Bacon.

2016 provided fantastic opportunities to view Bacon’s art. The major exhibition ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ displayed first at Tate Liverpool and is now on view at Germany’s Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The Grimaldi Forum Monaco hosted the monumental show ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture’, curated by Martin Harrison, which now displays as ‘Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez’ at Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. The Estate supported each of these four shows.

Bacon’s art was also presented in New YorkLos AngelesParis, and in UK displays in Norwich and presently York.

Ahead of the publication of the ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ the Estate organised a one-day, free-admission show in London entitled ‘Francis Bacon: Six Studies in Soho’. 2,200 attendees viewed not only six Francis Bacon works, but also first editions of the catalogue.

'Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné' was published on 30 June, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’ was published on 30 June, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

30 June 2016 was a landmark date for not only everyone at the Estate but every Francis Bacon art enthusiast, as it marked the long-awaited global publication of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’. The catalogue containing each of Bacon’s 584 paintings has been edited by Martin Harrison, FSA, the pre-eminent expert on Bacon’s work, alongside research assistant Dr Rebecca Daniels. An ambitious and painstaking project that has been over ten years in the making, this seminal visual document eclipses in scope any previous publication on the artist and will have a profound effect on the perception of his work.

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 was donated by the Estate to the Terrence Higgins Trust charity auction.

Among other supportive activities carried out by the Estate in 2016 was the opportunity to honour the memory of Christophe Dejean, who was a key member of staff at The Estate of Francis Bacon. Christophe was a long-time supporter of the Terrence Higgins Trust charity and so we donated a lithograph of Francis Bacon’s Lying Figure, 1969, to the Terrence Higgins Trust Annual Event, The Auction.

It has also been another busy year for The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, their highlights include performing a lecture on ‘Francis Bacon and Monaco’ with Martin Harrison, within the framework of conferences organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco, and participation in Monaco’s first “Nuit Blanche”.

It’s an enormous pleasure to be able to share our activities via this website and our Facebook and Twitter channels. We look forward to sharing more exciting Francis Bacon news with you in 2017.

From everyone at The Estate of Francis Bacon, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

*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 hosting Gallery/Museum.

‘FRANCIS BACON: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ’ SHORTLISTED FOR APOLLO AWARD

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

The Estate of Francis Bacon are proud to share the news that the ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ has been shortlisted for an Apollo Award, in the category of ‘Book of the Year’. You can see the catalogue raisonné’s entry and its fellow nominees listed on Apollo Magazine’s website.

Dating back to 1992, the Apollo Awards celebrate major achievements in the art and museum worlds. The winners of the six categories: Digital, Exhibition, Acquisition, Book, Artist and Museum, as well as the Apollo Award for Personality of the Year, will be announced on 24 November.

30 June saw the long-awaited global publication of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’. A landmark publishing event which presented for the first time ever the entire oeuvre of Bacon’s paintings, including many previously unpublished works. The publication containing each of Bacon’s 584 paintings, has been edited by Martin Harrison, FSA, the pre-eminent expert on Bacon’s work, alongside research assistant Dr Rebecca Daniels. An ambitious and painstaking project that has been over a decade in the making, this seminal visual document eclipses in scope any previous publication on the artist and will have a profound effect on the perception of his work. You can order an edition of the ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ from HENI Publishing’s website.

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.

In August, the ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’ was 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.

Apollo, The international Art Magazine, was Founded in 1925 and published monthly. Apollo is one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines on the visual arts. It covers everything from antiquities to contemporary work, as well as providing in-depth discussion of the latest art news and debates; exclusive interviews with the world’s greatest collectors and artists; expert information on the market, authoritative guidance on collecting, and reviews and previews of exhibitions worldwide.

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YORK ART GALLERY EXPLORES ‘FLESH’ WITH BACON WORK

Francis Bacon, 'Portrait of Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch' (1965) Oil on canvas, 198 x 147.5cm, City of Manchester Art Galleries. Photo: AGNSW / Jenni Carter. © The Estate of Francis Bacon/ DACS/Licensed by Viscopy. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, ‘Portrait of Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch’, 1965. Oil on canvas, 198 x 147.5cm, City of Manchester Art Galleries. Photo: AGNSW / Jenni Carter. © The Estate of Francis Bacon/ DACS/Licensed by Viscopy. All rights reserved.

Francis Bacon’s Portrait of Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch, 1965, is included in the major York Art Gallery exhibition ‘Flesh’.

The exhibition on now through to 19 March 2017, explores how artists represent flesh in their work. Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange. Questions will be raised about the body and ageing, race and gender, touch and texture and surface and skin.

Bacon’s Portrait of Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch, and paintings from artists including Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin and Circle of Rembrandt, showcase how the body and flesh have long been the subject of scrutiny by artists. Additionally, contemporary works by internationally acclaimed artists will contrast those paintings.

Portrait of Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch, 1965, is a work from the Manchester Art Gallery Collection. Henrietta Moraes was a companion of Francis Bacon, who like the artist, frequented The Colony Room Club in Soho, London. The painting was executed from a John Deakin photograph of Moraes. On this piece Bacon experimentally applied paint, sections have smudges of expressive colour, whilst others have thickly applied paint where Bacon utilised large brushes. Bacon is known to have used everyday materials to apply paint, such as his pullover. Find out more about this work on the Manchester Art Gallery website.

‘Flesh’ is jointly curated with Dr Jo Applin, and will be accompanied by a publication based on new research and a varied events programme including a symposium.

The exhibition has been made possible thanks to generous support from The Friends of York Art Gallery; The Henry Moore Foundation; Thomas Dane gallery, London and The University of York, and additional Art Fund support for the events programme. Find out more here.

‘Flesh’
23 September 2016 – 19 March 2017
York Art Gallery, UK

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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 York Art Gallery, UK.

GERMANY SHOWCASES BACON’S INVISIBLE ROOMS

Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait VII, 1953. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait VII, 1953. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

Following its run at Tate Liverpool earlier this year, the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon. Invisible Rooms’ travels to Germany’s Staatsgalerie Stuttgart this month.

From 7 October, forty major paintings and triptychs as well as rarely shown works on paper, will be showcased in an exhibition exploring Francis Bacon’s pictorial strategy.

The remarkable positioning of Francis Bacon’s subjects is the focus, showing how Bacon’s ‘invisible rooms’ emphasise the isolation of his sitters and direct attention to their psychological states.

The exhibition is further illuminated by a German/English bilingual catalogue. The book is edited by Ina Conzen and contains contributions from members of Staatgalerie Stuttgart and Tate Liverpool, as well as Christian Spies and Martin Lewis Harrison.

For more information including ticketing, associated events and further insight, please visit the exhibition website.

‘Francis Bacon. Invisible Rooms’ is a joint exhibition organised by Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Tate Liverpool. Earlier this year Tate Liverpool hosted ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’, describing the show as ‘the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England’, you can read more on the past Tate Liverpool show via our previous news article.

‘Francis Bacon. Invisible Rooms’
7 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

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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 Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

NEW BILBAO SHOW EXPLORES FRANCE AND SPAIN’S INFLUENCE ON FRANCIS BACON

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Oil with sand on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Oil with sand on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao is to open its new exhibition ‘Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez’ on 30 September. The show will explore the influence of both French and Spanish cultures in Francis Bacon’s art.

Almost 80 works will showcase six decades of Bacon’s paintings and pieces from some of the Spanish and French masters who influenced Bacon the most. Museo Guggenheim Bilbao promises some of the most important and yet least exhibited paintings by Bacon are to be displayed when the show opens later this month, and runs through to 8 January 2017.

“Picasso opened the door to all these systems. I have tried to stick my foot in the door so that it does not close. Picasso was one of that genius caste which includes Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and above all Velázquez”. – Francis Bacon

One of Bacon’s most evident Spanish influences was the artist’s obsession with Velázquez’s ‘Portrait of Pope Innocent x’ 1650, of which Bacon produced more than 50 variations on the motif. Interestingly, in 1954, when on a trip to Rome, Bacon did not take the opportunity to view Velázquez’s original piece, when the work was on display at the Galleria Doria Pamphilj. A bold example of Bacon’s preference to paint from reproductions.

This exhibition is curated by Martin Harrison FSA, author of the ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’. The show is organised by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in collaboration with Grimaldi Forum Monaco, who earlier this year exhibited their show ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture’ (read our previous post on this past exhibition here.)

‘Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez’
30 September 2016 – 8 January 2017
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

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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 Museo Guggenheim Bilbao.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE MAJOR FRANCIS BACON SHOW 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.

Tate Liverpool’s major exhibition, ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ enters its final days with a series of events.

‘The largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England’ showcases more than thirty powerful paintings, alongside a group of rarely seen drawings and documents. The show will close on 18 September; up until closing Tate Liverpool and partners are providing Francis Bacon enthusiasts opportunities to further enhance their visit:

Daily until 18 September: Audio guides are available, and Tate Liverpool are offering paid one-hour tours of the exhibition. Pricing and booking details can be found here.

14 September: A screening of ‘Love Is The Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon’, followed by a conversation about Francis Bacon with Senior Curator, Kasia Redzisz. Note, this event takes place at Edge Hill University, entry is free however booking is required via their website.

16 September: ‘In Response to… Francis Bacon’, a continuation of Tate’s musical series that invites performers to appraise and interpret select pieces of art into music. From 19.00 view ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ then listen to each of the musical responses inspired by the artist’s work, live in the gallery. This event forms part of a ‘Late at Tate – Emin and Bacon‘ evening.

17 September: ‘Francis Bacon Study Day’ led by Dr Rina Arya. With ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ as a resource, the study day will provide an introduction to Bacon’s work, covering a wide range of areas including themes, painting techniques and sources. Find out more and book your tickets here. Dr Rina Arya is a Reader in Visual Communication at the University of Wolverhampton, and an art theorist who specialises in the art of Francis Bacon. She has written a number of articles on different aspects of Bacon’s work and is the author of Francis Bacon: Painting in a Godless World (2012).

“We’ve been delighted to bring the work of Francis Bacon to Liverpool and give visitors the chance to understand the artist’s work in a new way. We hope the public will take advantage of the fantastic events we have coming up and see this unique show before it closes.” – Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool.

‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ is organised by Tate Liverpool and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The exhibition is curated by Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator with Lauren Barnes, Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool. After displaying in Liverpool, ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ will travel to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (7 October 2016 – 8 January 2017).

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

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Please note that all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours, and event ticketing availability are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Tate Liverpool.

The Estate of Francis Bacon together with the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation are among the Francis Bacon Exhibition Supporters Group for ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’.

‘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.

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW SHOP SITE AND PRODUCT RANGE

Francis Bacon. Study for Self-Portrait, 1982. Oil on canvas, 198 x 147.5 cm. Private collection. © ® ™ 2015 The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. www.francisbaconshop.com
NEW PRINTS including reproductions of the pictured Francis Bacon, Study for Self-Portrait, 1982. Oil on canvas. Private collection. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

The Estate of Francis Bacon is pleased to announce both our new and improved shop website: shop.francis-bacon.com, and some beautiful new additions to the Francis Bacon inspired products we offer.

The new shop site is designed to be easier to browse across desktop, smartphones and tablets, and we’re excited to be launching it alongside a range of new high quality additions to our Francis Bacon print line and a 50 postcard box set.

New prints include reproductions of Francis Bacon works: Study after Velázquez 1950, Dog 1952, Two Figures 1953, Study for a Pope I, 1961, Study for Bullfight No. 1 1969, Study for Self-Portrait 1973, the pictured Study for Self-Portrait 1982, and ‘Fury’ 1944. Our full range of Francis Bacon prints are digitally printed on premium quality 250gsm graphic art paper with a matte finish. The full range can be viewed here.

Francis Bacon 50 Postcard Box Set
NEW Francis Bacon 50 Postcard Box Set, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

The new prints join a number of reproductions we previously offered, as well as publications (including books from ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’ editor Martin Harrison, FSA), and Francis Bacon inspired apparel and homeware. Visit our new shop site here.

*Please note that all items are subject to availability, and full details on each product can be found on our shop site.

‘FRANCIS BACON: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ’ PUBLISHED GLOBALLY

Francis Bacon, Seated Figure, 1978, (78-06) as featured in 'Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné', © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Seated Figure, 1978, (78-06) as featured in ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

30 June saw the long-awaited global publication of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’. A landmark publishing event which presents for the first time ever the entire oeuvre of Bacon’s paintings, including many previously unpublished works.

The publication containing each of Bacon’s 584 paintings, has been edited by Martin Harrison, FSA, the pre-eminent expert on Bacon’s work, alongside research assistant Dr Rebecca Daniels. An ambitious and painstaking project that has been ten years in the making, this seminal visual document eclipses in scope any previous publication on the artist and will have a profound effect on the perception of his work.

“It will enable people to see what Bacon actually painted rather than what people think he painted.” – Martin Harrison, author of the ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards, 1984, (84-05) as featured in 'Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné', © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards, 1984, (84-05) as featured in ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

800 illustrations across 1,538 pages are contained within five cloth-bound hardcover volumes. Three volumes make up the study of Bacon’s entire painting oeuvre, 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.

“It’s a thrill and pleasure seeing over 300 paintings hardly known to the public.” – Majid Boustany, founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

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, 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.

In addition to the 584 paintings, the catalogue contains illuminating supporting material. This includes sketches by Bacon, photographs of early states of paintings, images of Bacon’s furniture, handwritten notes by the artist, photographs of Bacon, his family and circle, and x-ray and microscopic photography of his paintings.

'Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné', © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.
Page of Sketches as featured in ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

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

 

Word ref: Martin Harrison and Majid Boustany as quoted in the Financial Times’ ‘How to spend it’ article.