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)

“BACON 侧”, 2014
“BACON 侧”, 2014

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

“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

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

“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

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

“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

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

“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

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

“BACON 部分”, 2014
“BACON 部分”, 2014

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

"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)

“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

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

“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

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

“BACON 侧”, 2014
“BACON 侧”, 2014

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

“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

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

“BACON 位”, 2014
“BACON 位”, 2014

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

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