Francis Bacon

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Lucian Freud painting denied by artist is authenticated by experts
The artist insisted he did not paint Standing Male Nude, but three specialists have concluded it is his work

Dalya Alberge

28, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Francis Bacon estate implies artist’s friend created parts of Tate collection
New book says many pieces in Barry Joule Archive bear ‘scant resemblance’ to artist’s work, but donor insists they are real

Dalya Alberge

27, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The row between art galleries and donors is bigger than bringing home the Bacon | Oliver Basciano
As Tate faces potential legal action from a Francis Bacon donor, British galleries’ relationships with private collectors need more scrutiny

Oliver Basciano

12, Aug, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Tate donor warns: ‘I’ll take back my £20m Francis Bacon collection’
Barry Joule, a close friend of the artist, says the gallery has not kept to a pledge to stage exhibitions of the works

Dalya Alberge

08, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?
When the great painter died, 200 macabre photographs of elephant carcasses were found in his studio. They were by Peter Beard – and they propelled the artist into the heart of darkness

Jonathan Jones

07, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Francis Bacon: Revelations by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan review – a captivating triumph
This magnificent biography gets to the heart of Bacon as an artist and a man

Rachel Cooke

17, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'They adored each other': book casts new light on Francis Bacon's lover
Exclusive: Peter Lacy was not the sadistic fighter pilot and drunk he has been described as, authors say

Dalya Alberge

08, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Brutal Bacon, wild Gehry and unmissable Abramovic: 2021's best art, architecture and photography
Rodin, Bacon and Eileen Agar will be big, but Abramovic’s art attack could eclipse them all. Plus Frank Gehry unleashes a tornado and Helen Levitt shows how street photography should be done

Jonathan Jones, Adrian Searle, Oliver Wainwright and Sean O’Hagan

31, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter review – last rites for a great artist
A fragmentary, poetic reimagining of Bacon’s last days in Madrid reads like a private communion with the painter

Tim Adams

29, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Nonfiction to look out for in 2021
Biographies of Philip Roth and DH Lawrence, and the curious death of Robert Maxwell

Rachel Cooke

27, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Carla Bruni's teenage obsessions: 'Francis Bacon shows our confusion, desire, madness'
As she returns with a new album, the French chanteuse recalls the genius of the Clash and Henry James, plus encounters with Balearic naturists

Interview by Dave Simpson

16, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'Incredibly moving' Francis Bacon work to get first showing in UK
Artist’s final painting, Study of a Bull, will be star exhibit of show at Royal Academy of Arts

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Sep, 2020 @4:27 PM

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