The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, newly set up by Majid Boustany, has organised the show in collaboration with the Grimaldi Forum. Boustany's estate includes 2 500 Bacon pieces, including documents and his early works.

Francis Bacon in his studio, photographed by Cecil Beaton. Image via Sotheby's Francis Bacon in his studio, photographed by Cecil Beaton.
Image via Sotheby's

Watercolour (1929) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Watercolour (1929) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2016.

Bacon's first work, Watercolour, 1929, was purchased by Boustany from Christie's in 2013 for £183 000. The first to acquire the painting was one of Bacon's supposed lovers, Eric Allden.

Bacon's last: Study of a Bull (1991) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Bacon's last: Study of a Bull (1991) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2016.

Bacon painted Study of a Bull, 1991, just months before his death in Madrid in the April of 1992. A private collector is lending the work, which has never been exhibited before, to the Grimaldi.

60 works accompanied by artists that inspired Bacon such as Picasso, Giacometti and Léger, will be on display at the Grimaldi Forum.

Francis Bacon: Monaco and French Culture at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, will be on from 2nd July-4th September, 2016. For more information, see here.

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