Happy Birthday Francis Bacon

The Irish-born British painter was born on this day, 28 October 1909. His paintings are deliberately uncomfortable and unpleasant. Known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery.  After the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Francis Bacon

Damien Hirst Builds Facility To House His 3,000-Work Art Collection

Damien Hirst is on a roll. Hot on heels of the launch of his stunning private museum, Newport Street Gallery, and selling one of the most expensive artworks at Frieze, … Continue reading Damien Hirst Builds Facility To House His 3,000-Work Art Collection

What is a COA and why are they important?

A Certificate of Authenticity is a bit like an artwork’s birth certificate, passport and quality guarantee all rolled into one.

Francis Bacon Triptych – August 1972

Can we just admire this Francis Bacon triptych (Triptych – August, 1972) for a moment? This work is generally considered one in a series of Black Triptychs which followed the … Continue reading Francis Bacon Triptych – August 1972