Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most outstanding figurative painters. His work is gutsy, controversial and unforgettable; he created some of the most vibrant and innovative paintings of the 20th century. The exhibition will present over 50 paintings – many of them monumental in size – and archival material giving remarkable insight into his life and work.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 17 November 2012 to Sunday 24 February 2013

Study for self-portrait image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Wednesday 08 August 2012.
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‘Francis Bacon: five decades presents a dazzling picture of a complex and conflicted artist whose work retains its visceral impact 20 years after his death. It’s an exhibition not to be missed.’

Michael Brand, director, Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Sydney International Art Series 2012 was officially launched last week by the NSW Minister for the Arts, The Hon George Souris MP.

This summer the series brings to Sydney important exhibitions of the work of celebrated British artists Francis Bacon at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Anish Kapoor at the MCA – both are the first major exhibitions of these artists’ work in Australia.

On show 17 Nov 2012 – 24 Feb 2013