Events – Observations-Paintings
I have visited the Francis Bacon studio at the Hugh Lane Gallery on several occasions and I would highly recommend it for a visit. The contents of the studio which was originally located in his mews house in Kensington, London, was donated to the Hugh Lane Gallery in 1998 by the artist’s heir John Edwards.
Later that year, the Hugh Lane team removed the studio and its entire contents from London to Dublin. Archaeologists surveyed the contents of the studio, every item was painstakingly mapped including the dust. The walls, doors floor and ceiling were also removed to allow an exact reproduction of the room at its new home in Dublin. Over 7,000 items including 100 slashed canvases were found and catalogued on a database. The relocated studio opened to the public in 2001.
Francis Bacon is considered one of Britain’s most brilliant, original and influential artists. He was a contemporary and friend of Lucien Freud his painting”Three Studies of Lucian Freud” broke the record for the most expensive work ever sold at auction in 2013, it was purchased for a final price of $142.4 million at Christie’s in New York.