It has been a busy year so far, with the art of Francis Bacon continuing to be exhibited across the globe. Here we highlight some of the current displays of Francis Bacon artwork. Further information via previous blog posts can be found by clicking on the artwork titles, or where otherwise specified, and clicking on exhibition titles will take you to the third party exhibition websites*.
Please note that information on previous blog posts, included artwork listed as being on display, may differ from the more recent information listed here, this may be due to gallery/museum display alterations. All exhibition details, including dates and artworks on display are subject to change. For all confirmation please contact the relevant museum/gallery.
In Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibition ‘Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty’ has entered its final week.’Terror and Beauty’ displays more than 130 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and archival materials. The exhibition ends on Sunday 20th July. More information can be found via this previous blog post.
In London, ‘Study for a Pope III’ (1961) is displayed in England’s capital for the first time since being hosted by the Tate in 1962. The Bacon artwork is a feature of the Skarstedt Gallery exhibition ‘In Homage’, running until August 8th.
Also in London, Francis Bacon artworks are included in the Tate Britain’s ‘BP Walk through British Art’, the gallery’s chronological presentation of the “World’s Greatest Collection of British Art”, which opened to the public last year. Francis Bacon artwork on display includes ‘Painted Screen’ (c.1929), ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ (c.1944), and ‘Triptych – August 1972’ (pictured above). Read more on via this previous blog post.
In the US, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) are exhibiting Francis Bacon’s ‘Two Figures with a Monkey’ (1973) as part of the exhibition ‘Treasures of the Tamayo, Mexico City’, at the MCASD’s at La Jolla location, until August 31st.
In the Netherlands, running until August 24th, Het Noordbrabants Museum are exhibiting a world first showing of the graphic oeuvre of Francis bacon, entitled: ‘Francis Bacon – The Graphic Works’. The exhibition features over 27 lithographs, etchings and aquatints from the period 1971 – 1991. Read more via this previous blog post.
Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of Francis Bacon art displays.
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