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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Previously Unpublished Diaries Shed Light on Early Life of Francis Bacon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

Francis Bacon Portrait of Lucian Freud Set to Sell at Christie’s This Month

Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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