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Francis Bacon

[Irish-born British Expressionist Painter, 1909-1992]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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Original works by Francis Bacon available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
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Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Study for the nurse in the film Battleship Potemkin

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Study for self-portrait

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
The Bullfight

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
Lying Figure in Mirror

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
Metropolitan Triptych

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Paralytic Child Walking on All Fours (from Muybridge), 1961

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany (in German)  

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Man and Child, 1963
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Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
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Musée Cantini, Marseilles, France (in French)  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Etude pour une corrida no.2

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Study for a Portrait

Museum of London, UK
Study of a nude, 1952-53

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Study from the human body

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Le pape aux hiboux, 1958

S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Study for Portrait of P.L., no.2

The Albertina, Vienna
Seated Figure, 1960

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Portrait of George Dyer in a Mirror, 1968

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Portrait of Lucian Freud

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFrancis Bacon in the WebMuseum

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteARTSversus (in French)  

Notable SiteARTSversus (in French)  
Van Gogh vu par Bacon

Chrisis: Church of Art
6 works

Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

National Fine Art Education Digital Collection, UK

UK Government Art Collection

Urban Desires E-Zine
Francis Bacon at Beaubourg

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francis Bacon  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art + Auction Magazine
Second Version of Study for Bullfight No. 1, 1969

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Francis Bacon: A Portrait

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 46): Francis Bacon

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 40): Francis Bacon

New York Magazine
"Sacred Monster", 2009 article by Jerry Saltz

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Study for Portrait II - after the Life Mask of William Blake, 1955

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Painted screams", 2008 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"Bacon's cottage industry", 2001 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"The Francis Bacon I Knew", 2008 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"Francis Bacon's bits in Camera", 2010 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Review of Books
"Bacon Agonistes", 2009 article by John Richardson

Vanity Fair Magazine
"Brush with Death", 2009 article by John Richardson

Tate Channel
Francis Bacon: Review: Stripped Down to What's Real, 1971 (2008)

Tate Channel
Francis Bacon: Fragments of a Portrait, 1966 (2008)

Tate Channel
Francis Bacon: New Release Pilot Francis Bacon, 1965 (2008)

A variety of radio & TV shows interviews with Francis Bacon. Audio programs are freely available, but it appears that videos can only be played in the UK.

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma

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Looking Back at Francis Bacon

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Bacon: Portraits and Self-Portraits

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Interviews With Francis Bacon: The Brutality of Fact

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7 Reece Mews: Francis Bacon's Studio

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Francis Bacon: The Human Body

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Discoveries: Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon: Important Paintings from the Estate

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Francis Bacon: Commitment and Conflict


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