FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992)
FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992)
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FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992)

Triptych 1986-7

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FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992)
Triptych 1986-7
(i) signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘Tryptich [sic] 1986-1987 Left Panel Francis Bacon’ (on the reverse)
(ii) signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘Tryptich [sic] 1986-1987 Center Panel Francis Bacon’ (on the reverse)
(iii) signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘tryptich [sic] 1986⁄1987 Right Panel Francis Bacon’ (on the reverse)
oil, pastel, aerosol paint and dry transfer lettering on canvas, in three parts
each: 78 x 58in. (198 x 147.5cm.)
Executed in 1986-1987
Provenance
Marlborough International Fine Art, Vaduz.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.
Literature
M. Leiris, Francis Bacon, Barcelona 1987, p. 128, no. 151 (illustrated in colour, pp. 120-121).
G. Auty, ‘Formal fallacy’ in The Spectator, October 1988 (installation view illustrated in colour, p. 39).
A. Sinclair, Francis Bacon His Life & Violent Times, New York 1993, pp. 291, 297.
W. Feaver, ‘Scrambled heads and Bacon’ in The Observer, 30 June 1996 (left hand panel illustrated, p. 12).
J-C Delpierre, ‘Francis Bacon Grand Maître’ in Beaux Art Magazine, no. 46, June 1996, no. 12 (illustrated in colour, p. 16).
D. Sylvester, Looking Back at Francis Bacon, London 2000, pp. 66 and 269, no. 95 (illustrated, p. 121).
Francis Bacon in Dublin, exh. cat., Dublin, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 2000, p. 19.
L. Trucchi, Francis Bacon, Rome 2005, no. 16, p. 73 (illustrated in colour, p. 72; left hand panel illustrated in colour, p. 72).
M. Cappock, Francis Bacon’s Studio, London 2005, p. 98.
Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective, exh. cat., London, Tate Britain, 2008, p. 218, no. 114 (illustrated in colour, p. 217; incorrectly dated ‘1987’).
M. Harrison (ed.), Francis Bacon: New Studies, Centenary Essays, Göttingen 2009, p. 60 (incorrectly dated ‘1986’).
J. Russell, Francis Bacon, London 2010, p. 203, no. 111 (illustrated, pp. 190-191).
M. Tonelli, Francis Bacon Le "Atmosfere” Letterarie, Rome 2014, p. 123, no. 42 (right hand panel illustrated, p. 123).
Francis Bacon: Late Paintings, exh. cat., New York, Gagosian Gallery, 2015, p. 135, no. 8 (illustrated in colour, p. 136).
M. Harrison and R. Daniels (eds.), Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné: Volume III 1958-71, London 2016, p. 640.
M. Harrison and R. Daniels (eds.), Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné: Volume IV 1971-92, London 2016, pp. 1318, 1322 and 1326, no. 87-01 (illustrated in colour, pp. 1323-1325; detail of right hand panel illustrated in colour, p. 1327).
D. Sylvester, The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon, London 2016, p. 202 and 232, no. 131 (illustrated in colour, p. 202; central panel illustrated in colour, p. 203).
M. Boustany (ed.), Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, Monaco 2017 (installation view illustrated, p. 93).
Y. Peyré, Francis Bacon or the measure of excess, Woodbridge 2020, p. 322 (illustrated in colour, p. 278; central panel illustrated in colour, p. 279; right hand panel illustrated in colour, p. 280).
M. Peppiatt, Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait, London 2021, pp. 42 and 240-249.
J. Birch, Bacon in Moscow, London 2022 (illustrated in colour, pp. 178-179).
Exhibited
New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc., Francis Bacon: Paintings of the Eighties, 1987, p. 44, no. 12 (Illustrated in colour, pp. 38-39; left hand panel illustrated in colour on the front cover).
Paris, Galerie Lelong, Francis Bacon: Peintures Récentes, 1987, no. 8 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
Moscow, Central House of Artists, Tretyakov Gallery, Francis Bacon: Paintings, 1988, p. 68, no. 20 (illustrated in colour, pp. 66 – 68).
London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Francis Bacon: Loan Exhibition in Celebration of his 80th Birthday, 1989, pp. 7 and 42, no. 13 (central panel illustrated in colour on the front cover; illustrated in colour, pp. 32-34).
New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc., Francis Bacon Paintings, 1990, p. 38, no. 11 (illustrated in colour, pp. 28-30).
Lugano, Museo d’Arte Moderna della Città di Lugano, Francis Bacon, 1993, p. 163, no. 59 (illustrated, pp. 127 and 163; illustrated in colour, pp. 128-130).
Saint Etienne, Musée d’Art Moderne, Réalitiés Noires, 1994-1995.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Foundation Maeght, Bacon-Freud: Expressions, 1995, pp. 102 and 205, no. 28 (illustrated in colour, pp. 103-106).
Paris, Centres national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Francis Bacon, 1996, pp. 31 and 218, no. 84 (illustrated in colour, p. 219; installation view illustrated, p. 310). This exhibition later travelled to Munich, Haus der Kunst.
New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, Francis Bacon: A Retrospective, 1999, pp. 37 and 205, no. 70 (illustrated in colour, pp. 209-211). This exhibition later travelled to Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Francis Bacon, 2001 (illustrated in colour, pp. 112-113).
New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc., Francis Bacon: Paintings, 2002, pp. 4 and 27 (illustrated in colour, pp. 24-26).
Valencia, Institut Valencia d’Art Moderne IVAM, Francis Bacon: Lo Sagrado y lo Profano, 2003-2004, pp. 111 and 166 (illustrated in colour, p. 103). This exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musée Maillol.
London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Modern Masters: Paintings, Sculpture and Prints by Andrews, Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Hepworth, Kitaj, Moore, Rego, Uglow, 2005 (detail illustrated in colour on the front cover and illustrated twice, unpaged).
Siegen, Museum Fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Francis Bacon: Paintings of Contradiction, 2007.
Dusseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Francis Bacon: The Violence of the Real, 2006-2007, p. 241, no. 68 (illustrated in colour, pp. 188-189).
Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza y Fondación Caja, The Mirror & The Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, 2007. p. 233 and 319, no. 130 (illustrated in colour, pp. 264-265). This exhibition later travelled to Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum.
Paris, Centres national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Bacon. En toutes lettres, 2019-2020, p. 111, 173 and 239 (illustrated in colour, pp. 108-110).
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