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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. The exhibition is organised by the Fondation Beyeler in cooperation with the Fondation Giacometti, Paris

This ambitious exhibition is the first to study in depth the parallel artistic careers of two of the 20th century’s most influential artists: Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and Francis Bacon (1909–1992).
The curators Catherine Grenier, director of the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, Michael Peppiatt, Bacon expert and a personal friend of the artist, and Ulf Küster, curator at the Fondation Beyeler, uncover remarkable parallels in this exhibition of circa 100 works, shedding light on these two artists who struck up a friendship through their mutual friend Isabel Rawsthorne.

On this occasion our institution is lending several photographs from its collection. Some of these were taken by renowned photographers including Mario Dondero or Edward Quinn, while others are more intimate pictures.

For more information on
the exhibition: www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en/