Art of the Year - 1969

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Art of the Year - 1969

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Three Studies of Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Painting, 1969.

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose
during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera
among countless other styles and movements.

Three Studies of Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Painting, 1969.

Three Studies of Lucian Freud is a 1969 oil-on- canvas triptych by Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon,
depicting his friend and artist rival Lucian Freud. The painting illustrates Bacon's archetypal abstract,
distorted, isolated style, showing Freud sitting on a cane-bottomed wooden chair within a cage. This
artwork was sold in November 2013 for $142.4 million USD. At the time, this was the highest price
attained at auction for a work of art when not factoring in inflation, until that record was surpassed by
Version O of Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger series in May 2015.

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Luc Tuymans, Flemish Village 1995.  Collection MuHKA, Antwerp

Luc Tuymans, Flemish Village 1995. Collection MuHKA, Antwerp

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