"Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective" Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The first major exhibition in New York in twenty years devoted to one of the most compelling painters of the twentieth century, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective features some 130 works--sixty-five paintings and as many archival items from public and private collections from around the world--that span the entirety of the artist’s full and celebrated career. Marking the centenary of the artist’s birth in Dublin in 1909, the exhibition brings together the most significant works from each period of Bacon’s career, focusing on the key subjects and themes that run through his extraordinary creative output. The presentation affords the most comprehensive examination to date of Bacon’s sources and working processes, offering a reevaluation of the artist’s work in light of a range of new interpretations and archival materials that have emerged since his death in 1992.



from May 20, 2009 to August 16, 2009


Francis Bacon

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    technobacon: (2009-06-06 at 11:06)

    I'm not an admirer of Bacon's work. And this show didn't really change things for me. Maybe I just don't get it?

    jennimay: (2009-07-09 at 13:07)

    I was going to the Met to see the Pictures Generation, but made the mistake of seeing Bacon exhibit first. Everything paled in comparison. Never thought I'd be one to get weepy in a museum. Also would recommend reading the comment book on the way out--hilarious.

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