Francis Bacon

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‘Greedy, tricky and lacking politeness’: Francis Bacon’s contempt for the Marlborough Gallery
Exclusive: Previously unheard tapes of the coveted British artist reveal his frustration at his long-time London art dealers

Dalya Alberge

12, May, 2024 @12:49 PM

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Francis Bacon: A Self-Portrait in Words by Michael Peppiatt review – glimpses of a demon-driven genius
Despite the painter’s lack of ‘epistolary fluency’, this collection of his writings – from drunken interviews to begging letters – offers some insight into his working methods and private life

Peter Conrad

06, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Francis Bacon portrait of lover George Dyer to go on sale
Artist chose study to appear in first big retrospective in 1971. Dyer was found dead in couple’s hotel room 36 hours before show’s opening

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

22, Feb, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Ukraine creates database of art linked to sanctions-hit Russians
Corruption agency hopes portal will ‘make it difficult for Russian oligarchs to sell such assets’

Daniel Boffey in Dnipro

08, Aug, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Stranger than the sum of his parts: Francis Bacon’s legacy, 1967
Five years after his first major Tate retrospective, a critic wonders how future generations will view the artist

Emma Beddington

25, Jun, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Capturing the Moment review – not a serious exhibition
You can’t move for masterpieces – most of them owned by the Taiwanese collector Pierre Chen – but this supposed journey through painting and photography is rambling and at times comically simplistic

Laura Cumming

18, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Tate Britain rehang review – this is now the museum where art goes to sleep
Tate Britain, London
Once the provocative home of artistic sensation, the gallery is now vacuous, worthy and fundamentally dull. It even seems to disapprove of the very British art it used to promote

Jonathan Jones

23, May, 2023 @12:35 PM

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Roald Dahl threatened publisher with ‘enormous crocodile’ if they changed his words
Conversation with Francis Bacon emerges amid the row over updating controversial language in the children’s author’s books

Dalya Alberge

25, Feb, 2023 @2:33 PM

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Microsoft co-founder’s collection poised to raise $1bn in ‘largest art auction in history’
Proceeds from sale of 150 works owned by the late billionaire Paul Allen will go to charity

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

05, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lovers’ drunken brawl nearly cost Francis Bacon an eye, diaries reveal
The spat and injury inspired Bacon to paint his violent expressionist canvas Self-Portrait with Injured Eye

Dalya Alberge

30, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘A class of his own’: Sale of rare Bacon works marks 30th anniversary of artist’s death
The auction will include rarely seen paintings, a rug, photographs and letters

Kim Willsher

21, Sep, 2022 @4:08 PM

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‘Home for hell-raisers’: new owners of Groucho Club seek young blood
Private members’ club that takes pride in being a ‘hub for creatives’ to consider international expansion

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

11, Aug, 2022 @7:58 AM

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