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An exceptional patronage in favour of the École du Louvre

An exceptional patronage in favour of the École du Louvre

24/06/2020

On 8 June 2020, a meeting between Franck Riester, the French Minister of Culture, Claire Barbillon, the Director of the École du Louvre and Majid Boustany, patron of this project, concluded with the announcement of the launch of this major programme of works, entitled Projet École du Louvre 2021. Following the agreement in 2016 of the partnership […]

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The first book dedicated to photographs of Francis Bacon is published by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

The first book dedicated to photographs of Francis Bacon is published by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

30/11/2019

Our institution is pleased to announce the launch of its latest publication, Francis Bacon: Study for a Portrait. This book has been printed in a limited, numbered edition of 584 copies, representing the number of paintings produced by Bacon. Featuring over 180 photographs of the British artist taken by more than 60 photographers, each copy includes a signed and numbered print by the French photographer Michel Nguyen.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards its second scholarship to a young artist from Villa Arson

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards its second scholarship to a young artist from Villa Arson

25/11/2019

The second scholarship for a young artist, created as part of the partnership established by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and Villa Arson in 2017, was awarded last Thursday 14 November 2019 to Mouna Bakouli at Villa Arson.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the exhibition ‘Shot in Soho’ held at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the exhibition ‘Shot in Soho’ held at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

24/10/2019

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in the exhibition ‘Shot in Soho’ presented at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, until 09 February 2020, by sponsoring the event and lending several photographs from the MB Art Collection.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports Yves Peyré’s book: <em>Francis Bacon ou la mesure de l’excès</em>.

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports Yves Peyré’s book: Francis Bacon ou la mesure de l’excès.

11/10/2019

Our institution financially supports the latest book by Yves Peyré: Francis Bacon ou la mesure de l’excès, published by Gallimard on the occasion of the major exhibition ‘Francis Bacon: Books and Painting’, presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris till 20 January 2020.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation renews its participation in the “Journée Européenne du Patrimoine” in Monaco

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation renews its participation in the “Journée Européenne du Patrimoine” in Monaco

25/09/2019

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the 24thJournée Européenne du Patrimoine (Local Heritage Day) to be held in Monaco on Sunday 29 September 2019.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports a major Bacon exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports a major Bacon exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

06/09/2019

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the exhibition ’Francis Bacon: Books and Painting’ – to be presented from 11 September 2019 to 20 January 2020 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris - by contributing to the exhibition catalogue and the series of lectures, the ‘Bacon Book Club’ to be held at the Centre Pompidou during the exhibition period.

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Presentation of the collective artist’s book Bacon, de face, de profil, tout contre, produced by the students of the Villa Arson’s printmaking studio, in collaboration with the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

Presentation of the collective artist’s book Bacon, de face, de profil, tout contre, produced by the students of the Villa Arson’s printmaking studio, in collaboration with the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

14/06/2019

The final show of the creative lab Vers Abraxa will be presented at 109, in Nice, on Saturday 15 June from 3 to 5pm.

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A new publication on Francis Bacon: <em>Bacon and the Mind</em>

A new publication on Francis Bacon: Bacon and the Mind

06/05/2019

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is pleased to support the book Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology. This title is the first in the ‘Francis Bacon Studies’ series launched by The Estate of Francis Bacon with the financial support of our institution.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation presents a new hang

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation presents a new hang

29/10/2018

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of its opening, on 28th October, our Foundation presents a new hang.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports Perrine Le Querrec’s book dedicated to Francis Bacon

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports Perrine Le Querrec’s book dedicated to Francis Bacon

12/10/2018

Our Foundation financially supports Perrine Le Querrec’s book Bacon le Cannibale, published by Hippocampe Editions in mid-October.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in the “Journée Européenne du Patrimoine” in Monaco

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in the “Journée Européenne du Patrimoine” in Monaco

17/09/2018

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the 23rd Journée Européenne du Patrimoine (Local Heritage Day) to be held in Monaco on Sunday 23 September 2018.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports an exhibition at the musée national Fernand Léger

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports an exhibition at the musée national Fernand Léger

13/07/2018

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports the exhibition ’FACE TO FACE. FERNAND LÉGER AND HIS FRIENDS’ presented from 14 April to 17 September 2018 at the musée national Fernand Léger in Biot, on the French Riviera.

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A Francis Bacon – Alberto Giacometti exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel

A Francis Bacon – Alberto Giacometti exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel

01/06/2018

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the “Bacon - Giacometti” exhibition held at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel from 29 April to 2 September 2018.

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artmonte-carlo 2018

artmonte-carlo 2018

30/04/2018

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the third artmonte-carlo fair, being held at the Grimaldi Forum from 28 to 29 April 2018.

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A new publication from the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

A new publication from the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

09/02/2018

As part of its mission, the Foundation publishes and co-publishes books on Francis Bacon or related to the artist.

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The 2018 Artist Scholarship awarded by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation to Alexander Adams

The 2018 Artist Scholarship awarded by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation to Alexander Adams

08/01/2018

The Foundation’s committee has decided to award its 2018 Artist Scholarship to the British artist Alexander Adams.

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Majid Boustany, the founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, interviewed on the TV programme ‘La Table des Matières’ with Guillaume Durand

Majid Boustany, the founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, interviewed on the TV programme ‘La Table des Matières’ with Guillaume Durand

06/11/2017

As a guest on the ‘Table des Matières’ TV programme broadcast on Monaco Info on Wednesday 18 October 2017, Majid Boustany was invited to answer questions from Monaco Deputy Cultural Affairs Director Françoise Gamerdinger and journalist Alexandra Pani.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards its first scholarship to a young artist of Villa Arson

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards its first scholarship to a young artist of Villa Arson

17/10/2017

The first scholarship for a young artist, created as part of the partnership the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation entered with Villa Arson in 2017, was awarded on Saturday 14 October 2017 to Eglé Vismanté, during the autumn exhibition’s opening at Villa Arson.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in its first “Journée Européenne du Patrimoine” in Monaco

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in its first “Journée Européenne du Patrimoine” in Monaco

18/09/2017

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the 22nd Journée Européenne du Patrimoine (Local Heritage Day) to be held in Monaco on Sunday 24 September 2017.

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A Francis Bacon/Bruce Nauman exhibition at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier

A Francis Bacon/Bruce Nauman exhibition at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier

29/06/2017

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the ‘Francis Bacon/Bruce Nauman. Face to face’ exhibition to be held at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier from 1 July to 5 November 2017.

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artmonte-carlo 2017

artmonte-carlo 2017

29/04/2017

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the second artmonte-carlo fair, being held at the Grimaldi Forum from 29 to 30 April 2017.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards a scholarship with Villa Arson in Nice

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards a scholarship with Villa Arson in Nice

03/04/2017

As part of its programme of scholarships, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has implemented a support policy for young artists.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards a scholarship with the École du Louvre

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards a scholarship with the École du Louvre

10/01/2017

As part of its programme of scholarships, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has entered into a partnership with the École du Louvre.

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A Francis Bacon exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

A Francis Bacon exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

30/09/2016

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the exhibition 'Francis Bacon: from Picasso to Velázquez', held at the Guggenheim Bilbao from 30 September 2016 to 8 January 2017.

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Francis Bacon exhibition in Monaco: an exceptional event reported by international press

Francis Bacon exhibition in Monaco: an exceptional event reported by international press

27/09/2016

The exhibition ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture’, organised by the Grimaldi Forum under the auspices of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, which took place from 2 July to 4 September 2016 in Monaco, met with great success.

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FRANCIS BACON, France and Monaco

FRANCIS BACON, France and Monaco

13/06/2016

This bilingual book has been published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco et la culture française’ which runs at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from 2 July 2016 until 4 September 2016.

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Publication of the Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné

Publication of the Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné

01/06/2016

The Estate of Francis Bacon has announced that Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné will be published globally on 30 June 2016.

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A Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Liverpool supported by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and The Estate of Francis Bacon

A Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Liverpool supported by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and The Estate of Francis Bacon

13/05/2016

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation together with The Estate of Francis Bacon are among the Francis Bacon Exhibition Supporters Group for the show Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms taking place at the Tate Liverpool from 18 May to 18 September, 2016.

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artmonte-carlo 2016

artmonte-carlo 2016

01/05/2016

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is present at the artmonte-carlo fair, being held at the Grimaldi Forum from 30 April to 1 May 2016.

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The founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is invited to give a lecture on Francis Bacon as part of the “Parole aux artistes” conference organised by the École du Louvre in Paris

The founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is invited to give a lecture on Francis Bacon as part of the “Parole aux artistes” conference organised by the École du Louvre in Paris

21/03/2016

As part of the “Parole aux Artistes” conference organised annually by the École du Louvre in Paris since 2005, artists, art historians, curators and collectors are invited to give a lecture on a particular subject or a key figure.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in the first “Nuit Blanche” in Monaco

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in the first “Nuit Blanche” in Monaco

17/03/2016

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the first Nuit Blanche to be held in Monaco. Our institution will offer free guided tours to its visitors, by appointment only, as follows:

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in a lecture organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation participates in a lecture organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco

14/03/2016

Within the framework of the conferences organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco, Majid Boustany, founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and Martin Harrison, author of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, will give a lecture on 'Francis Bacon and Monaco'.

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A Francis Bacon exhibition in Monaco, 2016

A Francis Bacon exhibition in Monaco, 2016

22/12/2015

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is taking part in the organisation of a major exhibition dedicated to Francis Bacon, which will be held at the Grimaldi Forum from the 2nd of July to the 4th of September 2016.

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The First Publication by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

The First Publication by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

05/08/2015

The first book to be published by the Foundation introduces the objectives of this institution dedicated to the life, work and methodology of Francis Bacon.

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First research project sponsored by the MB Art Foundation: Francis Bacon – The Wivenhoe Chapter

First research project sponsored by the MB Art Foundation: Francis Bacon – The Wivenhoe Chapter

28/07/2015

The art historian Katharina Günther was the first recipient of the MB Art Foundation Scholarship.

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The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports the Whitechapel Gallery installation

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports the Whitechapel Gallery installation

01/07/2015

Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) is the focus of an installation by James Richards at the Whitechapel Gallery, which is supported by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation.

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Inauguration of the Foundation by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

Inauguration of the Foundation by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

28/10/2014

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation was inaugurated today, on what would be Francis Bacon’s 105th birthday, by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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First research project sponsored by the Foundation

First research project sponsored by the Foundation

01/10/2014

The art historian Katharina Günther is the first scholar to be sponsored by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, to undertake a twelve-month research project analysing a collection of hitherto un-researched material associated with Francis Bacon.

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