Francis Bacon

Detail, Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1976 Marseille, Musée Cantini
 

Detail, Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1976 Marseille, Musée Cantini
Photo by Mart Engelen


 

Majid Boustany, founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, talks to Mart Engelen about the artist’s life, work and vision and love of Monaco. The MB Art Foundation was inaugurated by Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2014 on 28 October the anniversary of the painter’s birth. This non-profit organisation is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of Francis Bacon’s work, life and creative process around the world, with a particular focus on the time the artist lived and worked in Monaco and France. Since it opened, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has worked with local and international institutions, supporting a variety of projects, awarding scholarships to researchers and artists, publishing books on Bacon and taking part in various exhibitions and lectures dedicated to the British painter. The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation was involved with the extraordinary Francis Bacon/Bruce Nauman – Face to Face Exhibition held at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier from 1 July to 5 November 2017, lending two works by Bacon, Figure with monkey (1951) and Study for a Portrait (1979), and supplying several photographs from its archive for the exhibition catalogue and the museum website.

 
—Copyright 2017 Mart Engelen
 
 
 

Francis Bacon at his house, London 1979 Photo: Edward Quinn
 

Francis Bacon at his house, London 1979
Photo by Edward Quinn

 
 

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1979 Monaco, Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, MB Art Collection Photo: Mart Engelen
 

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1979 Monaco, Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, MB Art Collection
Photo by Mart Engelen

 
 

 Francis Bacon in his studio, London 1979 Photo: Edward Quinn
 

Francis Bacon in his studio, London 1979
Photo by Edward Quinn

 
 

Francis Bacon, Pope I, 1951 Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections Photo: Mart Engelen
 

Francis Bacon, Pope I, 1951
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections
Photo by Mart Engelen