Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud'
Francis Bacon- The only artist to date that has actually made me feel a visceral reaction to his work. I actually had to leave his exhibition at the Met because of the anxiety it brings on. Just amazing.
Bacon painting eclipses record for art auction with $142.4 million sale
This is one of three Bacons that sold today for record auction price “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by Francis Bacon.
Culture Zohn: Francis Bacon: The Painter as Pulverizing Machine
Francis Bacon | Triptych, 1983
Francis Bacon, Four Studies for a Self-Portrait, 1965.
Francis Bacon was Irish and British and lived 1909 –1992 he was known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery.
Francis Bacon was no easier on himself as a subject, as he was with others. He depicted himself just as he did with his sitters. In this self portrait the artist be suffering from a hangover. He could also be referring to time and death. Is the artist simply suffering from a headache or is his hidden wrist bleeding into the sink?
Francis Bacon, photographed by John Deakin for Vogue, 1962