Francis Bacon

At 6ft tall, the package was tubular in shape and large enough to contain a shark - crushing my mother's hopes for a diamond skull. Without a van to drive us back to my studio the only clear option was a ride on the 73 bus, with the Damien Hirst reclining on the seat beside me.
Masterpieces by the likes of John Constable, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Francis Bacon, together valued at more than £200 million
Did someone say something about a recession? As the world stands open-mouthed - much like the painting in question - at the
Francis Bacon, Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953) This month, on the 28th of April 2012, we commemorated
A "seductive and sexually charged" Francis Bacon portrait is expected to fetch around £18 million when it goes on sale next