Paintings

At the heart of the MB Art Collection is a selection of Francis Bacon’s paintings from the late 1920s to the 1980s, including the largest collection of Bacon’s early works: his first two works ‘Watercolour’ (1929) and ‘Gouache’ (1929) and his first oil on canvas ‘Painting’ (c.1930). The founder has also acquired paintings by artists whom Bacon rubbed shoulders with – such as Graham Sutherland, Roy de Maistre, Denis Wirth-Miller, Vladimir Veličković, Maggi Hambling, Clare Shenstone and Louis le Brocquy. Works by artists who were influenced by Bacon’s oeuvre, such as Robert Longo, complete the collection.

A selection of works from the collection:

Other artists

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