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ORDOVAS  Museum-quality, international exhibition program that deals in leading 20th century and contemporary art. London: 25 Savile Row NYC: 9 East 77th St

Let it snow, let it snow, see the show! #BaconsWomen #Ordovas #LetItSnow

‘Triptych – Studies of the Human Body,’ 1970, epitomizes a phase in which Bacon introduced more complex iconographies in his large canvasses, often invoking allusions to classical mythology.

The motivation for the large, ambitious triptychs was his impending retrospective at the Grand Palais, Paris, which he wanted to end in a climax.

Of the three suspended figures, that on the left panel is adapted from Picasso’s ‘Female Nude in a Garden,’ 1934 of Marie-Thérèse.

‘Triptych – Studies of the Human Body,’ 1970, epitomizes a phase in which Bacon introduced more complex iconographies in his large canvasses, often invoking allusions to classical mythology.

The central panel switches the gender of Bacon’s source, the Belvedere torso, to female.

‘Triptych – Studies of the Human Body,’ 1970, epitomizes a phase in which Bacon introduced more complex iconographies in his large canvasses, often invoking allusions to classical mythology.

The figure in the right panel was adapted from Spadarino’s ‘Narcissus,’ but has been given breasts; the head, however is a self-portrait. Bacon was literally inserting himself – or the woman within himself – into this meditation on sex and gender.

Similar thinking may have been behind the exceptional pairing of male and female portraits in the diptych, ‘Studies of George Dyer and Isabel Rawsthorne,’ 1970, which he gifted to Rawsthorne.

A moment from George Condo’s recent walkthrough of Bacon’s Women with Nicholas Cullinan and Pilar Ordovas. Film by Elizabeth Woodward and Oresti Tsonopoulos coming soon! #BaconsWomen #Ordovas #GeorgeCondo

It’s Monday and we are open in New York today! These are the photographs that Francis Bacon commissioned John Deakin to take of his closest friends and subjects. The staircase leads up to two rooms of Bacon’s paintings of women. Come and see for yourself! Open today and for the rest of the week from 10am-6pm.
#BaconsWomen #FrancisBacon #JohnDeakin #Ordovas #NewYork

Good morning, New York! Detail of Francis Bacon’s 1967 portrait of his great friend Isabel Rawsthorne, currently on view in our exhibition, Bacon’s Women. When Isabel moved to Paris in 1934, alongside her studies she sat for André Derain and Alberto Giacometti, and according to her diary, Picasso made a number of portraits from memory, after seeing Isabel from afar. #BaconsWomen #IsabelRawsthorne #AndreDerain #AlbertoGiacometti #PabloPicasso

The most contemporary sculpture in our current London show is this 2010 alabaster by Anish Kapoor. The artist’s themes of duality— absence versus presence, spirit versus body, invisible versus visible, and illusory versus tangible— come to life in this translucent slab of Italian stone. #Alabaster #Ordovas #AnishKapoor

Breakfast this morning with @courtauld and Deborah Swallow, best way to start the day. #BaconsWomen #CourtauldGallery #FrancisBacon

We’ve only waited 30 years for this... Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again just opened at the @whitneymuseum, the first Warhol retrospective at an American institution since 1989. #AndyWarhol #FromAtoBandBackAgain #WhitneyMuseum

Celebrating the courageous and trailblazing women who fought to secure women the right to vote today.
Carrie Chapman Catt: “Women have suffered agony of soul which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. That vote has been costly. Prize it!” #WomensSuffrage #GoVote #CarrieChapmanCatt

Celebrating the courageous and trailblazing women who fought to secure women the right to vote today.
Alice Paul: “I always feel the movement is sort of a mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.” #WomensSuffrage #GoVote #AlicePaul

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