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New York – Francis Bacon: “Faces & Figures” at Skarstedy Through June 25th, 2022

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Iconic Francis Bacon Triptych Heads to Sotheby’s this May

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Sotheby’s New York to Sell Francis Bacon’s “Pope” this November, Benefitting the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Francis Bacon “Screaming Pope” to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Francis Bacon Portrait Estimated at $14 million to Head to Christie’s NY

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Francis Bacon Dyer Portrait Estimated at $30 Million for Christie’s New York Sale

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Francis Bacon Triptych Hits Auction Block at Sotheby’s New York

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Francis Bacon’s Last “Pope” Painting to Sell Next Month at Christie’s in London

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Francis Bacon Pope Painting to Star at Christie’s in London

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Francis Bacon Paintings from 2015 Heist Recovered

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Francis Bacon’s George Dyer Triptych Goes to Christie’s New York for its Auction Debut

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Kirklees Council in UK Considering Sale of Treasured Francis Bacon Painting

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Elaine Wynn Discusses Purchasing Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies for Lucian Freud’

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Arrests Made in Spain OVer Francis Bacon Theft

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Francis Bacon’s Catalog Raisonné to See Release This Week

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Francis Bacon Self-Portrait to Hit Auction Block this May at Sotheby’s New York

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Francis Bacon Works Worth €30 Million Stolen in Madrid

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Francis Bacon Painting Discovered on Back of Two Paintings by Tony O’Malley

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Previously Unpublished Diaries Shed Light on Early Life of Francis Bacon

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

New York Review of Books Publishes Colm Tóibín Essay on Francis Bacon

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Francis Bacon Catalog Raisonné Set to be Released Next Year

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Sotheby’s to Sell Long-Missing Francis Bacon Self-Portraits This July in London

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Francis Bacon Foundation Opens in Monaco

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A Personalized Room for a Francis Bacon Triptych

Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Paintings By Queen Victoria Head to Auction in London

January 20th, 2023

A rare pair of floral paintings by Queen Victoria will go to auction next week, expecting prices of £8,000 and £10,000, Art News reports. 
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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

January 20th, 2023

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz is proposing that the British Museum return one of its ancient Assyrian treasures to Iraq in exchange for the donation of his fourth plinth sculpture to the UK. “As I pondered my gift to the nation of Great Britain, I began to fantasise that it could be attached to a second gift: the return of one of the British Museum’s lamassu to the country of Iraq, to replace what was destroyed by Daesh [or Islamic State],” he writes in an open letter.
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Art News Traces Continued Challenges of Repatriation at The Met

January 20th, 2023

Art News has a piece this week discussing ongoing issues with repatriation at The Met, reviewing some disputed works still on view. “Once you know that someone is acquiring artifacts without looking too closely as a source, the first thing you should do is look deeper,” says Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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