This week the RA announced details of their upcoming Francis Bacon exhibition. So we thought at FAD TV we would bring you this 1965 BBC video interview of Francis Bacon.
In January 2021, the Royal Academy of Arts will present Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through the lens of his fascination with animals and its impact on his treatment of the human figure.
Art UK is the online home for every public art collection in the UK, recently represented to make 250,000 works easily searchable with a facility to curate your own show. Faced with so many options, I took took the simple approach of looking for less usual examples from some of my favourite C20th artists.
Migration, couples, razor blades, a naked mole rat, swirls, demons and mirrors.
Gagosian is to present Couplings, an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s double-figure paintings. Bacon’s disturbing images—his portrayals of friends and fellow artists, and the deformations and stylistic distortions of classical subjects—radically altered the genre of figurative painting in the twentieth century.
Spanish police have recovered 3 of 5 paintings by Francis Bacon, stolen in 2015. The 5 works by Bacon are estimated to be worth more than £22 million
A trippy tunnel, Bacon and Freud, Paris underground, contemporary Georgian and a starship trooper.
Were there an Olympics for sports and games in art, I could imagine table tennis, chess and football as medallists. Cricket is a rarer presence, partly I suppose due to its limited geographical scope, so the yet narrower history of cricket pads in art, rather than mere genre paintings or celebratory statues of cricketers wearing them, is less than extensive.
Art critic Tabish Khan brings you the top art exhibitions to visit this week.
The paint-splattered gloves are proof that we worship artists’ relics – from Turner’s paintbox to Pollock’s brushes – as traces of genius in their own right
The raw melodrama of Francis Bacon meets the humour and humanity of Maria Lassnig in this superb double bill
Another 7 interesting exhibitions for you to visit chosen by art critic Tabish Khan
A selling exhibition of Francis Bacon drawings, never before exhibited in London, and extraordinary new paintings by Darren Coffield
5 paintings by Francis Bacon have been stolen from the private residence in Madrid of J. C. B., a Spanish friend of the legendary painter who inherited the artworks when Bacon died, in 1992.
Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms will be the first dedicated exhibition to survey an underexplored yet significant element of Bacon’s work.
On the 24th anniversary of Francis Bacon’s death, 28th April 2016, the artist’s first definitive catalogue raisonne will be published, including over 100 previously unseen works and missing 4 that remain untraceable.
“After the fascinating experience of working with Damien Hirst for our exhibition Self, in October 2014, I approached Damien again to see if he would consider another collaboration to coincide with Frieze this year” says Pilar Ordovas. “We embarked on a series of conversations, from which Damien conceived the idea of an exhibition, curated by Ordovas gallery, on the theme of the sea.”
Francis Bacon painting to be at the centre of an installation by James Richards at the Whitechapel Gallery
Turner-Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) for this fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow to be shown at the Whitechapel Gallery.
GO SEE: A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense A Portrait of Robert Fraser, Curated by Brian Clarke @PACEGallery London
There is a great eclectic exhibition at Pace London titled ‘A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense’that takes as inspiration the character and career of celebrated art dealer and pioneer, Robert Fraser, curated by Brian Clarke.
This week’s top 5 features colossal art, LEGO, creepy sound art, self-portraiture and Chinese artefacts