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Francis Bacon

Disfigured Portraits That Would Make Even Francis Bacon Shudder

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts

Gazing upon a series of Nathaniel Mary Quinn's paintings feels like staring into a Ripley's-esque hall of medical oddities and botched surgeries, situ...

Terry Richardson Photos Get Even Creepier (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

Terry Richardson is known for many things. The tired plaid shirts, the sideburns, his menacing thumbs up, a "raw" and hyper-sexualized aesthetic, the ...

It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

When we reminisce about the late children's book author Roald Dahl, we usually conjure images of giant peaches, chocolate factories and fantastic foxe...

18 Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Reason

Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion

The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding of the world we live in. S...

Davos Syndrome at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Busch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Busch

This is no future for the Met, and yet a likely one. When the next economic downturn arrives, the Metropolitan will face tough choices to avoid slipping into the red. It's an easy leap to suppose that charging admission will seem like a no brainer for Met administrators.

Portrait Of Francis Bacon's Lover Could Fetch $50 Million

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A portrait by Francis Bacon of his lover and muse is going up for auction, with an estimated price of 30 million pounds ($49.3 million...

A Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

In Praise of Sky High Art Auction Prices

Mat Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Plenty of people seem set to blame money spent at art auctions for the terrible shortcomings of society. Thinking people everywhere should be afraid when simplistic platitudes become public policy.

Ballooning Art Prices Become 'Competitions Over Whose Penis Is Larger'

Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts

A massive three-part painting by Francis Bacon sold for $142 million this week, prompting a deluge of art market speculation. Is the art market headin...

Bacon, Freud, and a Painting of Two Old Masters

David Galenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

In an era dominated by facile, superficial, precocious conceptual artists, Bacon and Freud were not young geniuses, but wise old masters, whose work gained in depth and power as they grew older, as they spent hundreds of hours making and reworking each canvas.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Francis Bacon

Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

A 1969 painting by the late Irish painter Francis Bacon sold for a whopping $142 million this week, prompting art newbies everywhere to ask, "Who is F...

Francis Bacon Painting Sets Auction World Record

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. "Three Studies of Lucian Freud...

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

This Could Fetch Up To $100 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — A painting that brings together two of Britain's greatest artists could become one of the most expensive modern artworks eve...

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.

Francis Bacon's Portrayal Of Lucian Freud Heads To Auction

artdaily.com | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s New York will offer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, one of the most important and iconic ...

A Jeffersonian Approach to Innovation: Blending Science, the Arts, and Cultural Understanding in the Information Age

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The sheer range and depth of Jefferson's intellectual pursuits also distinguish him as one of America's most accomplished innovators. How did Jefferson innovate, and what can today's leaders do to apply his brand of ingenuity in the Information Age?

Everything You Need To Know About Human Anatomy In One Art Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

You might be familiar with "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," the iconic painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, in which a clan of gentlemen with poo...

Don't Watch This Before Bedtime

Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts

Well, this is terrifying. Italian video artist Donato Sansone creates nightmarish video portraits, in which ghoulish faces deteriorate into constantly...

10 Of The Weirdest Things To Ever Head To Auction

Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Christie's auction house is best known for its fine art sales -- bidding soirees that frequently involve Pablo Picasso paintings or Andy Warhol screen...

Just Try To Look Away

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

If Francis Bacon and Francesca Woodman had ever teamed up, we imagine the result would strongly resemble Rik Garrett's "Symbiosis" series. In ...

Bacon Steals The Sale

nytimes.com | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Two paintings by Francis Bacon — one of the artist’s favorite female model and another of a man peering at the viewer from behind a pai...

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts

Happy St. Patrick's Day dear readers! We hope you are wearing green, drinking appropriately colored beer and finding four-leaf-clovers aplenty as ...

The Next Francis Bacon?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.28.2013 | Arts

If you thought Francis Bacon had a monopoly on grotesque and fragmented painted forms, think again. A new group exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea feat...