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Gay Bacon Painting Is Most Expensive Art Ever

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By:           Chris Bull
On:           Jan 17, 2014
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    • DShucking
      DShucking

      I better see nothing but snarky comments on this.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      For some reason I thought Francis Bacon was a playwright several centuries older.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @hyhybt Bacon is magical! it’s a perfect food, a great artist and a playwright, all wrapped up into one.

      Let’s see.. snarky… mmmm… how’s this: oh come on, only a dipstick needs to have a definition of triptych spelled out, no?

      Jan 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      The market for modern art is, aside from being a grotesque fraud, is a spectacular example of a laughably unsustainable speculative bubble – one that cannot burst too soon for me.

      What a sad day it is when being mentioned alongside Rothko and Pollock is a compliment.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sohobod
      Sohobod

      “Bacon was part of the abstract expressionist movement, which also included famed artists Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and like most great artists he achieved only minimal success while he was alive.”

      None of the above is true. He was highly rated and made a fortune during his life, and he hated the likes of Rothco, Pollock etc. And what’s ‘abstract’ about his work?

      Article obviously written by a cretin.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      I’d rather buy a house.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @MikeE: Good one Mike!

      Jan 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Captain proton
      Captain proton

      “just a friend”. Right.

      Jan 18, 2014 at 2:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Not sure where this characterization came from, but Bacon wasn’t an “Abstract Expressionist,” though he is their exact contemporary. His work straddles the line between figuration and abstraction. And he was pretty successful in his lifetime, and by his death pretty well known as a notable gay visual artist.

      Jan 19, 2014 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring
      boring

      Cindy Sherman just threw away all of her clown portraits.

      Jan 19, 2014 at 3:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikestrawn
      mikestrawn

      Why is it that people think it’s OK to just make stuff up about art? As a previous poster noted, Bacon was not associated with Abstract Expressionism at all–in fact AbEx is an American style and Bacon was, of course, British. His work is in fact more directly associated with Picasso’s–and absolutely positively not with Mondrian’s–or Rothko’s or Pollock’s. Bacon’s style is a type of figural abstraction.

      Jan 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeInCT
      JoeInCT

      This writer has no background in art. Calling Bacon and abstract expressionist and comparing him to Mondrian (huh?) is a joke. Dan, do a little more research next time. Readers will thank you and you’ll sound more informed.

      Jan 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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