The Monaco Media Library receives a work by Francis Bacon

The 1973 painting hangs in the main consultation room on the ground floor of the library.

A new work of art has arrived in the Principality. Majid Boustany, President of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, donated, on Tuesday, October 5, a painting by the British painter Francis Bacon to the Médiathèque de Monaco. The Mayor Georges Marsan, his Deputy Camille Svara, Delegate at the Monaco Media Library, the Curator of the Media Library, Béatrice Novaretti, and the Secretary General of the Town Hall, Hélène Zaccabri, were present at the exhibition. The work now adorns the main consultation room of the Louis Notari Library, located on the ground floor.

The painter’s love for the Principality

The painting, Study of the Human Body (Man Turns on the Light), completed in 1973, is a color giclee print mounted on aluminum. The donation of this work, through the Majid Boustany Foundation, testifies to the British painter’s love for the Principality, where he settled in 1946. The foundation pays particular attention to the period during which Francis Bacon lived and worked in Monaco and France.

For more information, visit the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation website.

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