In 1998, John Edwards, Bacon's sole heir, generously donated the entire contents of Francis Bacon's studio at 7 Reece Mews to the Hugh Lane Gallery. This remarkable donation is the most important received by the Gallery since it was established by Sir Hugh Lane in 1908.
1 December 2006 - 25 February 2007
Participating Artists: John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Thomas Demand, Gerard Byrne, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Isa Genzken, Andrew Grassie, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Perry Ogden, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Frances Stark, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ian Wallace, Andy Warhol
Curated by: Jens Hoffmann and Christina Kennedy
Inspired by the presence of the studio of Francis Bacon, which is on permanent view at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, THE STUDIO sets out to investigate the role, the idea and function of the artist’s studio as the main space of activity in the making and production of art.