Francis Bacon

British, 1909–1992

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Francis Bacon’s visceral, macabre portraits express the widespread anxieties of post-war Europe and the artist’s own personal demons. Bacon painted howling abstracted faces and crucifixes in claustrophobia-inducing settings, made all the more …

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US$142.4m, Christie's, 2013

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