Francis Bacon Estate

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Will the real Isabel Rawsthorne please stand up?

A new biography explores the British artist’s role in bringing the Paris scene to London and considers how frequent name changes and reinventions muddied her legacy

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The Courtauld Institute and the Francis Bacon Estate discuss disputed Bacon drawings

A Courtauld conference will investigate works on paper said to be by the artist. Owner’s side to offer legal immunity

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Bacon Estate forces Musée Picasso to banish Joule material to basement

The drawings will also be in their own catalogue, separate to the rest of the exhibition

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The bacon estate and what's left of it

Partner’s will published

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Francis Bacon’s heir dies

Solicitors for John Edwards’ estate deny that his lover has inherited the art

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The Estate of Francis Bacon drops legal action against Marlborough

No evidence of blackmail, and video shows the artist satisfied with his gallery

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Bacon Estate alleges artist was blackmailed by Marlborough

Potentially key witnesses, David Sylvester, Gilbert de Botton and Gilbert Lloyd, are all dead

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Disputes

Bacon Estate v. Marlborough gallery to go to High Court in January

Litigation may reveal the operations of one of London’s leading galleries and its Liechtenstein subsidiary

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Exhibitions

The Joule Archive to go on show at Barbican: Will the real Mr Bacon please stand up?

A second exhibition of Barry Joule’s collection, left to him by Francis Bacon his former neighbour, is still a matter of dispute with the Bacon Estate

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Marlborough sued over Bacon estate

Artist allegedly exploited and heir denied his inheritance

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Correction: Barry Joule Bacon drawings under consideration for Irish Museum of Art

The drawings will be displayed as “attributed to F. Bacon”

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The show that dares not speak its name: Francis Bacon estate intervenes in new Dublin show

The Joule archive drawings continue to cause contention

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Interview with Brian Clarke on the Bacon estate: In litigation mode

The new sole executor of Bacon's estate talks in his first public interview about the teams of lawyers now working to see that the artist’s beneficiary, John Edwards, receives precisely what Francis intended him to receive. And that is everything

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The Francis Bacon estate: Surprise move

The heir to the British painter’s works changes galleries from Marlborough to Tony Shafrazi