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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Previously Unpublished Diaries Shed Light on Early Life of Francis Bacon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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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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