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TV stasera: Richard Bacon leads an examination into cancel culture

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Richard Bacon – he of a memorable “cocaine scandal” – leads this examination of the rise in cancel culture. At a time when lives and reputations can be ruined in the blink of an eye, all at the whim of a keyboard war...

Why California’s ‘great bacon crisis’ has yet to arrive

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In the months leading up to the arrival of a strict new animal welfare law in California, headlines warned of a “Great California bacon crisis”. The law sets minimum living-space requirements for breeding pigs, quale ...

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast review – ‘I want to run away, but I can’t stop looking’

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Francis Bacon: Man and Beast is a frequently grim but endlessly fascinating parade through the Royal Academy’s main galleries. Room after room – all oxblood and indigo – track the artist’s development from the mid-193...

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast review – the brutal truth

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The first hint of what is to come is a large bared canine tooth, in Head 1 (1948). The painting featured in Francis Bacon’s debut London exhibition the year after it was made, and it greets you now in an opening room ...

Friend of Francis Bacon snubs the Tate to give art works to Paris instead

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An extensive collection of Francis Bacon’s art will be given to France instead of to the Tate following a row between the gallery and one of the artist’s closest friends. Barry Joule, who was Bacon’s confidant, said h...

Bringing home the bacon: retaining character in a converted pigsty

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For a builder to have a penchant for Grandma’s 1950s dainty, flowery teacups is somewhat peculiar, but for New Zealander Martin Gane and his English wife, the interior designer Elle Kemp, seeking out the traditional h...

Tate donor warns: ‘I’ll take back my £20m Francis Bacon collection’

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When more than 1,200 sketches, photographs and documents from the studio of Francis Bacon were donated to the Tate in 2004, it was described as one of the most generous gifts the gallery had ever received, estimated t...

The row between art galleries and donors is bigger than bringing home the Bacon

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With squeezed budgets, British museums are increasingly relying on private patronage, for financial support and donation of artworks. Yet while the former has faced close scrutiny in recent years, the latter have rece...

Italy seizes 500 fake Francis Bacon works

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Italian authorities have seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth about €3m (£2.6m). Five people have been charged with criminal conspiracy to au...

Francis Bacon estate implies artist’s friend created parts of Tate collection

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The Estate of Francis Bacon has launched an astonishing personal attack on Barry Joule, one of the artist’s friends, and the vast collection he donated to the Tate in 2004 – even implying that he created works himself...

What did a big bacon sandwich teach me? The pandemic has massively weakened our willpower

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I lost my veg-inity on a hard hospital sofa earlier this year. It was quick and messy and sordidly satisfying. The situation was this: my pregnant wife had gone for a 39-week ultrasound and the doctors made the unexpe...