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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Previously Unpublished Diaries Shed Light on Early Life of Francis Bacon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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LaToya Ruby Frazier Featured in NYT

March 3rd, 2021

LaToya Ruby Frazier has a piece in the NYT this week, showcasing new work and talking about her critical approach towards American culture. “I am showing these dark things about America because I love my country and countrymen,” she says. “When you love somebody, you tell them the truth. Even if it hurts.”
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MoMA Covers Architect Philip Johnson’s Name from Wall Signage Over Fascist Views

March 3rd, 2021

MoMA has covered up the name of late architect Philip Johnson on wall signs amid allegations of his fascist views. “To move forward with the exhibition thoughtfully, honoring the communities that the artists and their works represent, we feel it’s appropriate to respect the exhibition design suggestion and cover the signage with Johnson’s name outside the Architecture and Design galleries on an interim basis,” a MoMA spokesperson said. “To confront this matter, the Museum currently has underway a rigorous research initiative to explore in full the allegations against Johnson and gather all available information. This work is ongoing.”
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Italy Looks to Art to Help Combat Overtourism

March 3rd, 2021

Italy is looking to combat its crush of tourists in major cities by leasing works from the Uffizi in Florence to smaller museums and spaces around the country, CNN reports. “We already have over 3,000 works of art on display in the Uffizi — that’s enough,” Uffizi director Eike Schmidt says.
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