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Lot 5155
This lot consists of a HAND SIGNED and Numbered fine art print on paper, hand signed 'Francis Bacon' and numbered '79/100'. Against a forbidding background of pure black, the blurred, almost nightmarish face of a shirtless man is depicted head-on. His face is a shadowy conglomerate of dark tones - slate blue, burgundy, black. In a moody (but otherwise straightforward) portrait, overlapping rings seem to drag the definition away from the man's mouth. It is done in the grotesque Expressionist style of Modern Artist Francis Bacon (British-Irish, 1902-1992). Overall excellent condition. Image is depressed into the paper indicating plate marks. Overall measures 8.5" x 11.5".
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 11.5"H x 8.5"W

Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate several important collections of fine art. The pieces in this auction come from established collectors both in the United States and Overseas. This is one of the pieces from those collections. This item is being sold 'as is'. Unless otherwise noted, authenticity has not been firmly established.

Please use photos as part of the description. The absence of condition report does not guarantee excellent condition. Please contact us for an in-hand evaluation or for additional photos.

Finger Lakes Estate and Auction Company, Upstate New York's Finest Auction Gallery.

Condition

Overall excellent condition. Image is depressed into the paper indicating plate marks. Minor bumps and creases around the edges. Piece is bold, vibrant and shows very well.

Buyer's Premium

  • 23%

Francis Bacon (British-Irish, 1902-1992) -- Hand Signed

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Aug 11, 2018