1969 | Oil Canvas
35.6×30.5 cm | 0.11 m²
USD 2*** - 2***
Details FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) Self-Portrait signed, dedicated, titled and dated 'Self-Portrait 1969 Francis Bacon to V with all very best wishes Francis' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1969 Provenance Valerie Beston, London (gift from the artist, circa 1969); Christie's, London, 8 February 2006, lot 5. Acquired at the above sale by the late owner. Literature J. Russell, Francis Bacon, London, 1971, p. 182, no. 89 (illustrated). L. Trucchi, Francis Bacon, Milan, 1975, (illustrated in color, pl. 136). M. Leiris, Francis Bacon, Full Face and in Profile, London, 1983, no. 68 (illustrated in color). Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, exh. cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1983, p. 242 (illustrated, pl. 1). J. Burr, "Round the Galleries: Crisis Under the Skin," Apollo, June 1985, vol. CXXI, p. 431, no. 1 (illustrated). M. Vaizey, "Bacon: Genius Who Walks Alone," The Sunday Times, 26 May 1985, p. 43 (illustrated). H. Davies and S. Yard, Francis Bacon, New York, 1986, p. 6, no. 1 (illustrated in color and illustrated on the front cover). D. Kuspit, "Hysterical Painting," Artforum, vol. 24, no. 5, January 1986, p. 55 (illustrated in color). J. Burr, "Too Much Reality?," Apollo, vol. CXXXI, no. 335, January 1990, p. 59, no. 1 (illustrated). P. Ackroyd, "Pictures from an Irish Exhibitionist," The Times, 2 September 1993, p. 39 (illustrated). A. Riding, "The School of London, Mordantly Messy as Ever," The New York Times, 25 September 1995, p. C11 (illustrated). W. Schmied, Francis Bacon Commitment and Conflict, Munich and New York, 1996, p. 100, no. 31 (illustrated in color). F. Bores and M. Kundera, Francis Bacon: Portraits and Self-Portraits, London, 1996, p. 106 (illustrated in color). Francis Bacon, exh. cat., Paris, Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, 1996 (illustrated, pl. 70). C. Darwent, "Valerie Forever," The Independent, 29 January 2006, p. 5 (illustrated). H. Lane, "Valerie at the Gallery," Observer Magazine, 29 January 2006, p. 32 (illustrated). J. Colapinto, "The Alchemist," The New Yorker, 20 March 2006, p. 96 and 100. M. Peppiatt, Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait: Essays and Interviews, New Haven and London, 2008, pp. 216-217 (illustrated in color). R. Cork, "Bacon and Edge," The Sunday Times Magazine, 7 September 2008, p. 1 (illustrated). A. Wieland, Francis Bacon, New York, 2009, pp. 15 and 53 (illustrated in color). J. Littell, Triptych: Three Studies after Francis Bacon, London, 2013, pp. 190-191 (illustrated in color). M. Harrison and R. Daniels, eds., Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné: Volume III 1958-71, London, 2016, pp. 22, 920-921 and 1000, no. 69-13 (illustrated in color). M. Harrison, ed., Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology, London, 2019, p. 120, no. 82 (illustrated in color). Exhibited Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Francis Bacon, October 1971-May 1972, pp. 53 and 131, no. 90 (illustrated). New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings 1968-1974, March-June 1975, no. 4 (illustrated in color). London, Arts Council of Great Britain, The Human Clay: An Exhibition Selected by R.B. Kitaj, August 1976, no. 9 (illustrated). Madrid, Fundación Juan March and Barcelona, Fundaciò Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, April-July 1978, no. 1 (illustrated in color). Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art and Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Francis Bacon: Paintings 1945-1982, June-November 1983, pp. 52 and 85, no. 24 (illustrated in color). Paris, Galerie Maeght Lelong, Francis Bacon. Peintures récentes, January-February 1984, p. 33, no. 2 (illustrated in color). London, Tate Gallery; Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie and Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Francis Bacon, May 1985-March 1986, no. 66 (illustrated in color). London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Francis Bacon: Loan Exhibition in Celebration of His 80th Birthday, October-November 1989, p. 23, no. 8 (illustrated in color). Manchester Art Gallery; London, Barbican Art Gallery and Glasgow, City Art Gallery, The Pursuit of the Real: British Figurative Painting, from Sickert to Bacon, May-September 1990, p. 90, no. 46 (illustrated in color). London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Francis Bacon 1909-1992: Small Portrait Studies, October-December 1993, no. 19 (illustrated in color). Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Foundation Maeght, Bacon-Freud Expressions, July-October 1995, p. 71, no. 18 (illustrated in color and illustrated on the front cover). Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. 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11 May 2023
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