Auctioning Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon: Oil Painting Sales (1990-2016)
Artist(s): Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon
Author(s): Sophie Hatchwell & Simon
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Piano Nobile Publications
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 48
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
This publication of the Nobile Index Series, written by Sophie Hatchwell, academic at Bristol University, focuses on the sales history of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, two titans of modern art. Both controversial, revered, and celebrated in their lifetime, this publication will explore how their work has fared at auctions since 1990. Comparing the fortunes of both, Sophie Hatchwell examines how genres, media, significant sales and exhibitions, and their deaths have impacted upon the value of their work individually.
The publication comes in two sections – an introduction, results and analysis, and a booklet insert of appendices. This edition on Bacon and Freud marks the fifth and final publication of the Nobile Index series. To celebrate its release, a commemorative edition comprising all five publications, on Sickert, Bomberg, Lowry, Spencer, and Bacon and Freud will be produced.
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