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Francis Bacon is a figurative painter known for his grotesque and iconic images. Many say that the inspirations he used for his work are the wounded and traumatized people of war. Being a post-war artist, his violently distorted images were very famous during the twentieth century. He also depicted popes and crucifixions in his artworks, among many other things

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What is Francis Bacon known for?

Francis Bacon is a figurative painter known for his grotesque and iconic images. Many say that the inspirations he used for his work are the wounded and traumatized people of war. Being a post-war artist, his violently distorted images were very famous during the twentieth century. He also depicted popes and crucifixions in his artworks, among many other things.

What auction houses (and galleries) have sold Francis Bacon’s items?

Many of Francis Bacon’s paintings are housed in galleries all over the world. The Study for a Self-Portrait is found at the Marlborough Fine Art in London. The famed Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which is the masterpiece that made him very famous, is housed at Tate Britain in London. Sotheby has sold the Triptych for USD $86.28 million while Christie’s auctioned the Study for Portrait II for $27.5 million.

What is the price range of the Francis Bacon?

The artworks of Francis Bacon can go anywhere from USD $2,000 for lithographs and as much as $142 million for paintings. One of the most expensive paintings he sold is the Three Studies of Lucian Freud, which is a three-part oil on canvas painting. Bacon created this 78 inches by 58 inches artwork in 1969. 

Interesting info about Francis Bacon

A genre of paintings that is also identified with Francis Bacon is those that follow the motif of the screaming mouth. Story has it that Bacon was moved by the scene in silent film The Battleship Potemkim, where the nurse in the Odessa Steps scenes is screaming in panic. Bacon kept a still close-up photograph of the screaming nurse and kept it in his studio. Some of his works, such as The restlessness of human existence and Head VI, depict people with their mouths open.