Unauthenticated Francis Bacon works up for sale

An exhibition has gone on view in London selling ten works said to be by Francis Bacon but which have in the past been been seen as inauthentic by experts.

The Herrick Gallery is presenting the two pastel collages and eight graphite drawings as genuine works by Bacon, priced from £50,000 to £785,000 each. The works are purportedly from a body of around 600 drawings given by Bacon to his lover Cristiano Locatelli Ravarino, from 1977 up until the artist’s death in 1992.  Continue reading