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5 Francis Bacon Paintings Stolen

Five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon were stolen from a Madrid home. The paintings, worth an estimated combined 23.2 million pounds or 30 million euros. This theft is the largest one to take place in Spain in the last several decades. Though the heist took place in June 2015, it is just now becoming […]

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Artists and Philosophers

  Often, reading and reflecting can be just as inspiring as immersing yourself in the visual arts. Some of the most inspiring, provocative musings are from people who have spent their lives surrounded by arts and culture – artists who have carved out their perception of life through the arts. What are some of your […]

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The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold Reveals A Great Divide In the Art World

When Francis Bacon’s 1969 painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was purchased for an astounding $142.4 million at Christie’s last week, it became the single most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. In the aftermath of this historic art sale, a complicated, philosophical paradox emerges: on the one hand, it is remarkable that […]

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