Pieces

"Three Studies of Lucian Freud" by Francis Bacon, 1969 Oil on canvas, in 3 parts each: 78" x 58 inches (198cm x 147.5cm)

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“BACON 侧”, 2014
“BACON 侧”, 2014

Oil on canvas 48" x 12 inches 122cm x 30.5cm

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“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 18" x 9 inches 45.7cm x 22.8cm

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“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 8" x 8 inches 20.3cm x 20.3cm

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“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

Oil on canvas (set of three) Each 18" x 9 inches 45.7cm x 22.8cm

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“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 18" x 9 inches 45.7cm x 22.8cm

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“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 18" x 9 inches 45.7cm x 22.8cm

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"Pieces" exhibition, 2014
"Pieces" exhibition, 2014

Installation view of the "Pieces" exhibition at The Suburban in Oak Park, Chicago. “BACON 侧” (left) and “BACON 位” (right)

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“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 8" x 8 inches 20.3cm x 20.3cm

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“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 8" x 8 inches 20.3cm x 20.3cm

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“BACON 侧”, 2014
“BACON 侧”, 2014

Oil on canvas 48" x 12 inches 122cm x 30.5cm

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“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

(partial view) Oil on canvas Each 8" x 8 inches 20.3cm x 20.3cm

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“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

Oil on canvas Each 8" x 8 inches 20.3cm x 20.3cm

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These oil paintings are taken from Francis Bacon’s now-iconic triptych
“Three Studies Of Lucian Freud”, the star-lot record-breaker from
Autumn 2013's contempo art auctions in New York.
Made in China, and mounted to stretchers as if sliced by a carpet knife,
these oil-on-canvas 1/1-scale fragments are separated from the original masterpiece, are divided to enable distribution, and were exhibited contained in The Suburban’s secure 17’ x 9’ bunker-vault.
Concerns towards auction house hype-beasting, investment flip strategies, consortium purchasing of single artworks, regulation of the Chinese market, Chinese forgery scandals, and the speculation of deceased artist estates are all separate parts of this critical-Pop examination of art-world values.

“BACON 部分”, 2014 (2 pieces stacked)
“BACON 部分”, 2014 (2 pieces stacked)

Oil on canvas Each 18" x 9 inches 45.7cm x 22.8cm

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