Friday, September 21, 2007

Francis Bacon’s works to go under hammer!!!

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Francis Bacon's Study For Bullfight No.1, 2nd Version, and Self Portrait (above) will be put up for auction in New York in November and are expected to fetch £25million. The two works have been in a private collection for decades, and will go on public exhibition in Madrid from Friday before going on display in New York later this autumn.

Tobias Meyer, the auctioneer's worldwide head of contemporary art, said: 'Study For Bullfight No.1 is an extraordinary painting symbolising Bacon wrestling with artistic desire.

Here, he is battling the demons that occupy his violent subconscious. In Self Portrait he struggles with these same issues of identity.'

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