A Billionaire is suing his art dealer in Switzerland for allegedly marking up the prices of art and pocketing the extra

 July 10, 2018

“The collector says he was inspired to sue after discovering the ongoing legal dispute between Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier.” – reports artnet News. An unnamed Russian billionaire and his son have launched a lawsuit against their art dealer, who helped them build a collection worth an estimated CHF 600 million ($607 million). The family […]

Newly Released Tapes Show Francis Bacon Trash-Talking Warhol

 April 02, 2018

British master calls Johns painting False Start ‘ridiculous’ and Warhol’s works ‘very bad’. They are two of the most revered American pop artists of the 20th century, but Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol were a source of derision for Francis Bacon, according to previously unheard recordings released to the Guardian. The British master can be […]

Christie’s ‘Post-War and Contemporary’ Sale Fetches $130 Million But Comes Up Short, as a Major Bacon Bellyflops

 October 06, 2017

A hush fell over a packed Christie’s salesroom tonight at its evening “Post-War and Contemporary” sale as its star lot of Frieze Week, Francis Bacon’s Study of Red Pope (1962), failed to elicit a bid. It had been estimated that it could fetch £60 million. “People were in the room who had expressed interest,” said department […]

$78 Million Bacon Lot Fails to Sell at Christie’s

 October 06, 2017

A trophy painting by Francis Bacon failed to draw any bids at Christie’s in London after being offered at auction for 60 million pounds ($78 million). The unexpected outcome for the star lot of Christie’s evening sale of postwar and contemporary art on Friday drew a collective gasp in the sale room. The auctioneer began soliciting […]

The inaugural « Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean »

 September 30, 2017

On Thursday September 28th 2017, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation hosted, on the exclusive Terraces of the Opera of Monte-Carlo, an exceptional Gala from which the 14 million dollars raised, thanks to the generous donators during the evening, will support its initiatives in favor of a sustainable global ocean. Representing more than 70 […]

Francis Bacon expo now open

 July 04, 2016

Prince Albert has inaugurated the summer exhibition, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture, at the Grimaldi Forum On Friday, the day before the official public opening, HSH Prince Albert II was among the first to experience the interactive Francis Bacon exhibition, ‘leaving his photo-testimony’ in the artist’s virtual studio. Running until September 4, Francis Bacon, […]

Workshops for Young People in Connection with the Exhibition “Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture” at the Grimaldi Forum

 June 07, 2016

Find out about the WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE to be held at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco from 4 to 15 July 2016 in close proximity to the major summer exhibition “Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture.” For children aged 4 to 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Monday 4 & 11 July: Learn […]

A Special Francis Bacon Evening in Monaco

 March 29, 2016

The Grimaldi Forum is organizing a unique evening event devoted to Francis Bacon on 26 April 2016. On 26 April, the Grimaldi Forum is offering a special evening event in tribute to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Francis Bacon, as a preview to its major summer exhibition in Monaco and in […]

Bacon’s last work coming to Monaco

 February 26, 2016

A never before seen collection of Francis Bacon, including his first and last paintings, will go on show in Monaco Bacon’s first watercolour (1929) and Study of a Bull, his last painting completed in 1991, before his death in Barcelona the following year, will be on exhibit at Grimaldi Forum. Opening in July, the exhibition […]

Grimaldi Forum focus on Francis Bacon

 January 16, 2016

The Grimaldi Forum’s star summer event this year will be an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s work in the Espace Ravel Running from July 2 until September 4, this event will highlight the Monegasque period of this "sacred monster" of painting and the influence of French culture on his work. The bacon show is particularly relevant […]

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