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Over 600 Disputed Francis Bacon Drawings to Go Under Review in London

130706400 Over 600 Disputed Francis Bacon Drawings to Go Under Review in London

A Bacon at Sotheby's (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

In late January, over 600 drawings possibly made by the artist Francis Bacon are “due to be discussed” at a conference in London dedicated to the problems of authenticating the artist’s work, The Art Newspaper reports.

The event will be hosted at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and is presented by that institution and the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné project. Titled “The Challenges of Authenticity: Francis Bacon, A Case Study,” the conference will begin on Jan. 25.

The disputed drawings were acquired by Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino, who claims to be one of the artist’s former lovers.

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