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Man in blue I

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  • Adam asked

    Where can one view this painting during the renovations?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Adam, right now this work is not part of any planned exhibitions. However, when the new publicly accessible Depot opens in 2021, this work could conceivably be on view there or visible in storage. Best, Rianne

  • Sebastian Gudmand-Høyer asked

    Have it been considered to move this piece, or adjust the lights in the room? The painting is hardly visible due to the reflections caused by the glass in front of it.

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Sebastian,
    Thank you for noticing. We recently closed this presentation. Next time we will consider the place and the possible reflections.
    Kind regards,

  • taylor asked

    Who owns this painting?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hi Taylor, this work is owned by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. It was purchased in 1965. All the best, Rianne


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Title Man in blue I
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is travelling
Dimensions Weight 34
Width 137 cm
Height 198 cm
Artists Painter: Francis Bacon
Accession number 2700 (MK)
Credits Purchased 1965
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1965
Creation date in 1954
Entitled parties © Estate of Francis Bacon, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam, 2018
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance (2016)
Francis Bacon: The Beauty of Meat (2024)
Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-65 (2022)
Geographical origin England > Great Britian > United Kingdom > Northern Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Henley-on-Thames > Oxon > England > Great Britian > United Kingdom > Northern Europe > Europe

All about the artist

Francis Bacon

Dublin 1909 - Madrid 1992

Francis Bacon began his career as designer of furniture and carpets. In the 1930s, he started exhibiting his free work in various galleries in London, but later...

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