The Art Market: 2016 Sales Record

1 million, 10 millions….60 ? How much can a work of art cost? Many people agree that art does not know crisis, unlike other markets or business, which are naturally linked to the social and economic circumstances. Nevertheless, the fervor and euphoria of 2015 is over and this year prices went down. Claude Monet’s piece Meule ranks  first place in the 2016 sales record, his … Continue reading The Art Market: 2016 Sales Record

10 Things to Know About Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and certainly one of the most traded on the market. Witness to the deadliest century in the history of humanity, branded by human atrocity, his work is the synthesis of a grand “plastic” technique, a perfect mastery of the artistic tradition, and a deep need to externalize strong feelings, complex and contemporary arts. … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Francis Bacon

An Early and a Late Work by Francis Bacon

The interesting thing about an artist who has passed is the fact that it’s easier to identify their last work than for the last previous cases we’ve analyzed in this section of the blog (Boltanski and Richter). This week, Artsper analyzes two paintings by the star of the auctions, Francis Bacon. Before starting painting, Irish painter Francis Bacon travels all over Europe, kicked out from … Continue reading An Early and a Late Work by Francis Bacon