Here is a truly compelling exhibition from one of contemporary arts defining names, Francis Bacon. Not so long ago we broke the news of this comprehensive exhibition that features the artist’s works in New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a first in 20 years opened to the public May 20. The retrospective, marking the 100th anniversary of Bacon’s birth, has brought together a highly impressive international curatorial team, including Gary Tinterow of the Met, Matthew Gale of Tate Modern and Chris Stephens of Tate Britain. The exhibition showcases some 65 paintings, amongst them a handful of never-before-seen gems from private collections, along with important archival materials, photographs and 65 personal items from Bacon’s London studio and estate, which served as the artist’s inspiration for some of the works in the show.

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