Francis Bacon

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SHAPING BRITISH ART   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Francis Bacon, Duncan Grant, David Hockney, Wyndham Lewis, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Pablo Picasso, Graham Sutherland at Tate Britain February 15th, 2012 - July 15th, 2012
Posted 2/24/12
Picasso’s influence upon Modern art is something that goes without saying, the impact of his career not only visible throughout the Modern period, but continuing well into the Contemporary. Tate Britain’s current exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art is a carefully considered look at how the late artist came to shape British art, presenting works by the artist shown and collected in Britain, interwoven with studies on how he came to influence the work of seven of the country’s best-known... [more]
Possible Futures, Probable Pasts   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Francis Alÿs, Francis Bacon, Christian Boltanski, ISOKON / Marcel Breuer, Matthew Buckingham, Harry Burton, Tony Carter, William Morris / Liberty & Co., Keith Coventry, Andrea Fisher, Stefan Gec, Ernö Goldfinger, Graham Gussin, Susan Hiller, Douglas Huebler, Des Hughes, Patrick Keiller, Hilma af Klint, David Lamelas, Sean Lynch, Mary Martin, Jeremy Millar, Jacques Monory, Henry Moore, Mike Nelson, John Riddy, Michael Stevenson, Katja Strunz, Paul Thek, Francis Upritchard at Camden Arts Centre December 16th, 2010 - February 20th, 2011
Posted 12/20/10
        The works on show at the Camden Arts Centre are the latest in their series of artist-selected shows at the North London gallery. Somewhere between a curatorial exercise and art-by-proxy, these shows have revealed both the personal and vicarious aspects of artist curation/selection. The work selected by Simon Starling comprises works by 30 artists and designers, revisiting the history of the Camden Art Centres programmes over the last 50 years. By-and-large the works occupy the... [more]
Crash: Homage to J.G.Ballard   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, JG Ballard, Hans Bellmer, Glenn Brown, Chris Burden, Jake & Dinos Chapman, John Currin, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Paul Delvaux, Cerith Wyn Evans, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, Loris Gréaud, Richard Hamilton, Roger Hiorns, Damien Hirst, Dan Holdsworth, Carsten Höller, Edward Hopper, Allen Jones, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Vera Lutter, Florian Maier-Aichen, Paul McCarthy, Adam McEwen, Dan Mitchell, Malcolm Morley, Mike Nelson, Helmut Newton, Cady Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Steven Parrino, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, George Shaw, Cindy Sherman, John Hilliard and Jemima Stehli, Piotr Uklański, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread, Christopher Williams, Jane and Louise Wilson, Christopher Wool at Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street February 11th, 2010 - April 1st, 2010
Posted 3/14/10
‘The choreography of mediatised reality’   --Will Self, ‘The Bounds of Inner Space’ Gagosian Gallery Catalogue 2010 We are not living in the real world, but merely exist in a virtual dimension, held like flies in aspic by shifting screens and filters which drip feed sensations of experience: violence, pleasure, the monstrous, the curious. These filters are precisely created episodes of a world theatre, a continuous and totally involving soap opera. ‘CRASH: Homage to... [more]
Caravaggio Alongside Bacon   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Francis Bacon, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio at Borghese Gallery and Museum October 2nd, 2009 - January 24th, 2010
Posted 12/14/09
    In a 1925 essay on Caravaggio, Italian art historian Lionello Venturi wrote: “The only way to understand old art is to make it participate in our own artistic life." Curators Anna Coliva and Michael Peppiatt use this idea to introduce the Villa Borghese museum’s “Caravaggio/Bacon” show, which juxtaposes Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s 400-year-old masterpieces with seventeen works by the popular 20th-century painter Francis Bacon. In fact, Venturi’s statement should be reversed when... [more]
The Optimist of Nothing   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Francis Bacon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 20th, 2009 - August 16th, 2009
Posted 6/28/09
"Gentlemen, let's broaden our minds" exclaimed The Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 original Batman film, as he and his crew swung open the doors of the Gothem City Art Museum and begun to deface a number of famous works of art. That is, all but one - as The Joker danced about to Prince's song Partyman, he stopped Bob The Goon from slicing up Francis Bacon's Figure With Meat (1954), saying, "I kinda like this one Bob, leave it." Does this mean you have to be a cold hearted, pessimist of human... [more]
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