Man in Blue VI
Artwork: Man in Blue VI
Size: 152.69 x 116.8 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1954
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Hanover Gallery, London; Luca Scacchi Gracco, Milan; Brook Street Gallery, London; Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 1971
Exhibition history: London, Hanover Gallery, Francis Bacon, June-July 1954. Milan, Luca Scacchi Gracco, Dali, de Chirico, Dubuffet, Fontana, Magritte, Matta, Poliakoff, Moore, 1962, no. 4 (illustrated). London, Tate Gallery, Francis Bacon, May-July 1962, no. 36. This exhibition later travelled to Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, September-October 1962; Zurich, Kunsthaus, October-November 1962 and Amsterdam, Stedelijk Musuem, January-February 1963. Naples, Galleria Il Centro, Bacon-Sutherland, March-April 1963. London, Barbican Art Gallery, Capital Painting, April-June 1984 (illustrated in colour, on the cover). Lugano, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Francis Bacon, March-May 1993, no. 21 (illustrated, p. 49); Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Francis Bacon: Paintings from the 1950s, September-December 2006, no. 17 (illustrated in colour, p. 89); This exhibition later travelled to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, January-April 2007 and Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, May-July 2007. Milan, Palazzo Reale, BACON, March-June 2008, no. 16 (illustrated in colour, p. 103)

Date: 2013-02-13
Lot Number: 15
Low Estimate: $6256000 [+10%]
High Estimate: $9384000 [-26%]

Date: 2009-02-11
Lot Number: 11
Low Estimate: $5909200
High Estimate: $8863800