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

Christie’s Post-War Sale Rakes In $744 Million

A sale of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s in New York has generated sales of $744m, with many pieces smashing their estimated values. A pair of works by Andy … Continue reading Christie’s Post-War Sale Rakes In $744 Million

Francis Bacon Among Works Expected To Draw In 2 Billion In Sales

NEW YORK (AFP).- Hype over Francis Bacon, whose work fetched a record price last year, is set to hit fever pitch when a new triptych goes under the hammer next … Continue reading Francis Bacon Among Works Expected To Draw In 2 Billion In Sales