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Posted on 2013-06-06 05:06:15 in EXHIBITION
Image: 'Francis Bacon in Raincoat' by John Deakin circa 1967. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS, London 2013. All rights reserved.

'Francis Bacon' - Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan, 8th June – 1st Sep 2013 The 'Francis Bacon' exhibition will open at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art this weekend. After its impressive debut at the at The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo,  art enthusiasts are encouraged to find time for this second and final leg of this first Francis Bacon retrospective in Japan and Asia for over 30 years. 'Francis Bacon' features over 30 of the late artist's works including 6 triptychs. Adopting the theme of the ‘body’, an important subject to Bacon, the exhibition comprises of three chapters that attempt to trace the changes in his expressive style. The exhibition is a chance for visitors to see five Bacon works known to be held in collections in Japan, and works from major collections from around the world – including the Tate, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington), the Estate of Francis Bacon, and the Yageo Foundation (Taiwan). 'Francis Bacon' is organised by the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo and Nikkei Inc. For more information on the exhibition visit the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art website and the Nikkei Inc exhibition info site. 'Francis Bacon' The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art 8th June – 1st September 2013