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. This year, the conference, hosted by Caroline Cros, is dedicated to Francis Bacon.
Majid Boustany, founder of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, will close the seven-lectures cycle by giving a speech on 'Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture' on Thursday 7 April at 4 p.m. in the amphithéâtre Rohan at the École du Louvre.
Majid Boustany will discuss the influence of Monaco on the artist’s life and work. He will also explain why he decided to establish the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation in the Principality, and describe the missions and activities of the Foundation, which is the only non-profit institution in the world dedicated to Francis Bacon. The enduring bonds that this French-speaking, ardently Francophile artist developed with France will also be explored.