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Black and white photograph of museum visitors at the Francis Bacon retrospective at Fundación Juan March, 1978

Installation shots from Francis Bacon at Fundación Juan March, 1978. From the photographic archive of Fundación Juan March © Fundación Juan March, Madrid, 2017

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


 

2019

London, Gagosian: Francis Bacon: Couplings

 

2018

New York, Ordovas: Bacon’s Women

 

2017

Montpellier, Musée Fabre: Francis Bacon/ Bruce Naumann. Face to face.

 

2016
Liverpool, Tate: Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms. This show toured to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Monaco, Grimaldi Forum: Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture. This exhibition travelled to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

 

2015
New York, Gagosian: Francis Bacon: Late Paintings
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts: FB55

 

2014
Oxford, Ashmolean: Francis Bacon / Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone. This exhibition later travelled to the Art Gallery of Ontario
St Petersburg, Hermitage:  Francis Bacon and the Art of the Past. This exhibition then travelled to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, under the title Francis Bacon and the Masters

 

2013
London, Ordovas: Movement and Gravity: Bacon and Rodin in Dialogue
Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art:  Francis Bacon. Travelled to Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan

 

2012
Sydney, Art Gallery NSW: Francis Bacon: Five Decades

 

2011
New York, Helly Nahmad Gallery: Soutine/ Bacon
London, Ordovas: Irrational Marks: Bacon and Rembrandt

 

2009
Dublin, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane: Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty. This exhibition travelled to Compton Verney, Warwickshire, under the title Francis Bacon: In Camera
Rome, Gallery Borghese:  Caravaggio—Bacon

 

2008
London, Tate Britain: Francis Bacon. This exhibition then travelled to Madrid, the Museo Nacional del Prado and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

 

2007
Milan, Palazzo Reale: Francis Bacon
St Ives, Tate St Ives: Francis Bacon in St Ives. Experiment and Transition 1957-62 

 

2006
Siegen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst: Francis Bacon: Bilder des Widerspruchs
London, Gagosian Gallery: Francis Bacon: Triptychs
Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia: Francis Bacon: Paintings from the 1950s. This exhibition travelled to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, and to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Düsseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen: Francis Bacon: The Violence of the Real

 

2005
Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland: Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads. This exhibition travelled to Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
London, Faggionato Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Studying Form.

 

2004
Valencia, IVAM: The Sacred and the Profane. This exhibition later travelled to Musée Maillol, Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris

 

2003
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum: Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art. This exhibition travelled to the Fondation Beyeler, Basel
Porto, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves: Francis Bacon: Caged, Uncaged

 

2002
London, Faggionato Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Last Paintings
New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery: Francis Bacon: Paintings
Arles, Fondation Vincent Van-Gogh-Arles: Van Gogh vu par Bacon
New York, Marlborough Gallery: Francis Bacon: Paintings

 

2001
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag: Francis Bacon
Dublin, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane: Francis Bacon’s Studio
Sheffield, Millennium Galleries: Francis Bacon 1909-1992 

 

2000
Dublin, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane: Francis Bacon in Dublin

 

1999
San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art: Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953
New Haven, The Yale Centre for British Art: Francis Bacon: A Retrospective. This exhibition later travelled to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis; the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth
London, Tate Gallery: Francis Bacon: Working on Paper
London, Faggionato Fine Arts: Francis Bacon: Paintings from The Estate 1980-1991
Paris, Galerie Lelong: Francis Bacon: Papes et Autres Figures

 

1998
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum: Francis Bacon
London, Hayward Gallery: Francis Bacon: The Human Body
New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery: Francis Bacon: Important Paintings from The Estate

 

1996
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, MNAM: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to the Haus der Kunst, Munich
Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts: Trapping Appearance: Portraits by Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection

 

1995
Malmö, Malmö Konsthall: Marlene Dumas and Francis Bacon 
Saint-Paul, Fondation Maeght: Bacon-Freud: Expressions
Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau: Francis Bacon 

 

1994
Berlin, Fine Art Rafael Vostell: Francis Bacon: Einblicke in das graphische Werk

 

1993
New York, Marlborough Gallery: Francis Bacon: Paintings 1981-1990
Lugano, Museo d’Arte Moderna: Francis Bacon
Venice, Museo Correr, XLV Biennale di Venezia: Figurabile Francis Bacon
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon 1909-1992: Small Portrait Studies, Loan Exhibition

 

1992
Madrid, Galeria Marlborough: Francis Bacon: Pinturas 1981-1991. This exhibition later travelled to Marlborough Gallery, New York

 

1990
New York, Marlborough Gallery: Francis Bacon: Paintings
Liverpool, Tate Gallery: Francis Bacon: Paintings since 1944 
Glasgow, Barbizon Gallery: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to Bogard Fine Arts, Amsterdam

 

1989
Paris, Galerie Lelong: Francis Bacon
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Loan Exhibition in Celebration of his 80th Birthday
Washington, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

1988
Moscow, New Tretyakov Central House of Artists: Francis Bacon
Tokyo, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Paintings

 

1987
New York, Marlborough Gallery: Francis Bacon: Paintings of the Eighties
Basel, Galerie Beyeler: Francis Bacon: Retrospektive
Paris, Galerie Lelong: Francis Bacon: Peintures Récentes

 

1985
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Paintings
London, Tate Gallery: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart and Nationalgalerie, Berlin

 

1984
Paris, Galerie Maeght Lelong: Francis Bacon: Peintures Récentes
New York, Marlborough Gallery: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings
London, Thomas Gibson Gallery: Francis Bacon
Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot: Francis Bacon. Estampes, pour la première fois en Belgique 

 

1983
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon
Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art: Francis Bacon: Paintings 1945-1982. This exhibition later travelled to the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya

 

1980
Mannheim, Städtische Kunsthalle: Francis Bacon: Schreiender Papst 1951
New York, Marlborough Gallery: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings

 

1978
Madrid, Fundación Juan March: Francis Bacon.This exhibition later travelled to the Fundación Juan Miró, Barcelona

 

1977
Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard: Francis Bacon: Oeuvres Récentes
Mexico, Museo de Arte Moderno: Francis Bacon: Oleos de 1970—1977. This exhibition later travelled to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas

 

1976
Marseilles, Musée Cantini:  Francis Bacon: Oeuvres Récentes

 

1975
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings 1968-1974
Zurich, Marlborough Galerie: Francis Bacon

 

1973
Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes: Francis Bacon  

 

1972
Milan, Galleria del Milione: Francis Bacon

 

1971
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais: Francis Bacon: Rétrospective.  This exhibition later travelled to Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf

 

1970
Turin, Galleria Galatea: Francis Bacon

 

1968
New York, Marlborough Gerson Gallery: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings

 

1967
London, Marlborough New London Gallery: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings 
Siegen, Oberes Schloss: Francis Bacon 

 

1966
Milan, Galleria Toninelli Arte Moderna: Francis Bacon: Mostra di Undici Dipinti
Paris, Galerie Maeght: Francis Bacon: Opere Recenti.  This exhibition later travelled to the Marlborough Galleria d’arte, Rome, the Galleria Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milan, London's Marlborough Fine Art and the Oberes Schloss, Siegen
Turin, Toninelli Arte Moderna: Francis Bacon 

 

1965
Hamburg, Hamburger Kunstverein: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to the Stockholm Moderna Museet, and Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings

 

1963
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon
New York, Granville Gallery: Francis Bacon
New York, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to the Chicago Art Institute and Contemporary Arts Association, Houston
Naples, Galleria il Centro: Francis Bacon 

 

1962
London, Tate Gallery: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, the Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Milan, Galleria Galatea: Francis Bacon

 

1961
Nottingham, Nottingham University Department of Fine Art: Francis Bacon

 

1960
London, Marlborough Fine Art: Francis Bacon: Paintings 1959-1960
Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles: Francis Bacon 

 

1959
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon
Chicago, Richard L Feigen Gallery: Francis Bacon: 12 Paintings 1947-1958

 

1958
Turin, Galleria Galatea: Francis Bacon. This exhibition later travelled to the Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan and the Galleria l’Obelisco, Rome
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon 

 

1957
Paris, Galerie Rive Droite: Francis Bacon
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1956
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1955
London, ICA: Paintings by Francis Bacon

 

1954
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1953
New York, Durlacher Bros: Francis Bacon
London, Beaux-Arts Gallery: Francis Bacon: New Paintings

 

1952
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1951
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1950
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings

 

1949
London, Hanover Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1945
London, Lefevre Gallery: Recent Paintings by Francis Bacon, Frances Hodgkins, Henry Moore, Matthew Smith, Graham Sutherland

 

1934
London, Transition Gallery: Francis Bacon

 

1928-29
London, 17 Queensberry Mews West. Bacon shows paintings, designs, furniture and rugs in his studio