Heir's Illness Ends the Battle between Bacon's Estate and His Gallery
Terri Judd and Steve Boggan, The Independent (London, England)
A LINE WAS drawn under one of the most acrimonious art wrangles in decades yesterday when Francis Bacon's estate and his former gallery opted to settle amicably.
In the end it was human frailty that averted the pounds 100m High Court battle. The estate revealed that its only beneficiary - John Edwards, 51, a former pub landlord whom the artist treated "like a son" - is seriously ill with lung cancer.
Bacon, arguably the outstanding British painter of the last century, was represented by a London gallery, Marlborough Fine Art, and its international arm, Marlborough International Fine Art, from 1958 until his death in Spain at the age of 82.
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