Francis Bacon (painter)

Francis Bacon (painter)

"'] The sale broke the 2007 record for his work of €34,212 million ($52.68 million). The triptych had remained in the same European collection since its 1977 purchase from a London gallery. [cite web|url= |last= Michaud |first= Christopher, "" |title= Bacon painting sets postwar auction record |date= 15 May 2008]

A major retrospective of Bacon's work opened on 11 September 2008 at Tate Britain, London [ [ "Tate Britain Press Release"] ] . It is billed as the largest retrospective of his work ever mounted, containing around sixty of his works. [ [ ArtObserved, "Francis Bacon to have a Retrospective at Tate Britain: September 11 through 4 January," 23 August 2008] ] In January 2009, it will travel on first to the Prado Gallery in Madrid, Spain, and then the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, "where it will end in the summer of 2009." [ [ Robert Hughes, "Francis Bacon's Fame is Best Assessed Retrospectively," The Guardian, 30 August 2008] ]


Further reading

* Archimbaud, Michel (1994) "Francis Bacon: The Final Vision" New York: Phaidon Press ISBN 0-7148-2983-8
* Baldassari, Anne (2005) "Bacon-Picasso: The Life of Images" London: Flammarion ISBN 2-08-030486-0
* Brighton, Andrew (2001) "Francis Bacon" London: Tate Publishing Ltd ISBN 1-85437-307-2
* Cappock, Margarita (2005) "Francis Bacon's Studio" London: Merrell Publishers Ltd ISBN 1-85894-276-4
* Deleuze, Gilles (2004) "Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation" London: Continuum International Publishing Group - Mansell ISBN 0-8264-7318-0
* Domino, Christophe (1997) "Francis Bacon" London: Thames and Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-30076-3
* Edwards, John (2001) "7 Reece Mews: Francis Bacon's Studio" London: Thames & Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-51034-2
* Farson, Daniel (1994) "The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon" London: Vintage ISBN 0-09-930781-2
* Gale, Matthew; Sylvester David (1999) "Francis Bacon: Working on Paper London: Tate Publishing Ltd ISBN 1-85437-280-7
* Hammer, Martin (2005) "Bacon and Sutherland" Boston: Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-10796-X
* Hammer, Martin (2005) "Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads" Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland ISBN 1-903278-66-X
* Harrison, Martin (March 2005) "In Camera, Francis Bacon: Photography, Film and the Practice of Painting" London: Thames & Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-23820-0
* Hunter, Sam; Peppiatt, Michael; Sylvester, David (1998) "Francis Bacon: Important Paintings from the Estate" New York: Tony Shafrazi gallery ISBN 1-891475-16-9
* Kundera, Milan; Borel, France (1996) "Bacon: Portraits and Self-portraits" London: Thames & Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-09266-4
* Peppiatt, Michael (1996) "Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma" London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 0-297-81616-0
* Peppiatt, Michael (2006) "Francis Bacon in the 1950s" London: Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-12192-X
* Rothenstein, John (introduction); Alley, Ronald (Catalogue raisonnè and documentation) (1964) "Francis Bacon" London: Thames and Hudson Ltd
* Russell, John (1993) "Francis Bacon" London: Thames and Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-20271-0
* Schmied, Wieland (2006) "Francis Bacon: Commitment and Conflict" London: Prestel Verlag ISBN 3-7913-3472-7
* Sinclair, Andrew Francis (1994) "Bacon: His Life and Violent Times". London, Sinclair Stevenson, 1993; New York, Crown
* Steffen, Barbara; Bryson, Norman (2004) "Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art" Zurich: Skira Editore ISBN 88-8491-721-2
* Sylvester, David (1975, 1980, 1987) "Interviews with Francis Bacon" (revised edition 1993) London: Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-27475-4
* Sylvester, David (2000) "Looking Back at Francis Bacon" London: Thames & Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-01994-0
* Sylvester, David (1998) "Francis Bacon: The Human Body" London: Hayward Gallery ISBN 1-85332-175-3
* Sylvester, David (1996, 1997, 2002) "About Modern Art: Critical Essays 1948-2000" revised edition, London: Pimlico ISBN 0-7126-0563-0
* Todoli, Vincente (2003) "Francis Bacon: Caged. Uncaged." Lisbon: Fundacao De Serralves ISBN 972-739-109-5
* Van Alphen, Ernst (1992) "Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self" London: Reaktion Books ISBN 0-948462-34-5
* Zweite, Armin (2006) "Francis Bacon: The Violence of the Real" London: Thames and Hudson Ltd ISBN 0-500-09335-0

External links

* [ "Francis Bacon "Detritus" Book"]
* [ "Bacon featured on an Emmy Award winning South Bank Show from 1985"]
* [ "Documentary about Bacon and his views"]
* [ Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Britain, London, September 2008 - January 2009]
* [ "Official Review of Francis Bacon Tate Modern Exhibit 2008-2009"]
* [ Francis Bacon in the Tate Collection]
* [ Francis Bacon Image Gallery] Extensive site with biography, images, and quotes
* [ The Francis Bacon Estate]
* [ Tate Collection]
* [ Francis Bacon Studio] The Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin
* [ Francis Bacon at the BBC: Celebrating the life and work of a great British artist] (BBC Archive)
* [ Scraps of Bacon] (BBC Radio 4 programme)

NAME= Bacon, Francis
DATE OF BIRTH= 28 October 1909
PLACE OF BIRTH= Dublin, Ireland
DATE OF DEATH= 28 April 1992
PLACE OF DEATH= Madrid, Spain

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