Ba­con art­works ex­port block

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MIN­IS­TERS have placed tem­po­rary ex­port bars on four works by Fran­cis Ba­con worth a com­bined to­tal of £3 mil­lion.

One of the items that is be­ing blocked from ex­port is a painted screen val­ued at £2.5m, com­pleted at the start of Ba­con’s ca­reer around 1930.

It is be­lieved to be his ear­li­est sur­viv­ing large-scale work and ear­li­est sur­viv­ing fig­ure paint­ing.

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