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GAGOSIAN GALLERY TO SHOWCASE BACON’S LATE PAINTINGS

Posted on 2015-10-21 12:21:04 in PAST_EXHIBITIONS
Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1978. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / DACS, London
Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1978. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / DACS, London

New York's Gagosian Gallery will be hosting a new Francis Bacon exhibition from November 2015 entitled 'Francis Bacon: Late Paintings'. The show will be an opportunity to view more than twenty-five paintings from the last two decades of Bacon's life, when the artist painted in London and Paris.

'Late Paintings' becomes the third Francis Bacon exhibition to be held at the Gagosian Gallery, and is the latest in a series of exhibitions focusing on gathering and reexamining the late works of groundbreaking artists including Picasso, Moore and Warhol.

'In his late paintings, Bacon refined themes that had long obsessed him. He quoted reflexively from his oeuvre, reworking subjects to strip them to the bare essentials.' - Gagosian Gallery

The show's accompanying publication edited by Michael Cary, will include new essays by Richard Calvocoressi; Richard Francis, curator of the 1985 Bacon retrospective at Tate; Mark Stevens and poet and novelist Colm Tóibín. In addition, the catalogue contains an interview with Martin Harrison, author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné; reprinted texts by Eddy Batache, Bruce Bernard, and Jeffrey Bernard; never before published documentary photographs by Edward Quinn; and an appendix of existing interviews conducted for international publications during Bacon's late career.

This exhibition is organised by Gagosian directors Valentina Castellani and Stefan Ratibor, and includes important loans from numerous international museums and private collections. More information can be found on the exhibition site here.

Francis Bacon: Late Paintings
7 November - 12 December 2015
Gagosian Gallery, New York

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