Francis Bacon

British, 1909-1992

79,884 followers

Francis Bacon

British, 1909-1992

79,884 followers

Francis Bacon was a dominant figure of postwar art, and his canvases remain unmistakable for their …

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Francis Bacon was a dominant figure of postwar art, and his canvases remain unmistakable for their contorted emotion and visceral physicality. “I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them, like a snail leaving its trail of the human presence... as a snail leaves its slime,” he once …

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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High auction record
$142m, Christie's, 2013
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Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
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documenta, and 1 more
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