Francis Bacon, ‘Left Panel, from: Triptych in Memory of George Dyer’, 1975, Gilden's Art Gallery

This offset lithograph in colours is hand signed in black felt-tip pen by the artist "Francis Bacon" at the lower right margin.
It is numbered in pencil "169/200" at the lower left margin.
This work is one of 200 signed and numbered impressions. There were a further 5 Artist Proofs.
It was printed and published by Marlborough Graphics, Zurich & New York..

Literature:

  1. Tacou, A. (2008). Francis Bacon: Estampes – Collection Alexandre Tacou. Paris: Bervillé Éditions.
    Reference: Tacou 5
  2. Sabatier, B. (2012). Francis Bacon : Oeuvre Graphique - The Graphic Work: Catalogue Raisonné. Paris : JSC Modern Art Gallery.
    Reference: Sabatier 33

Condition: Excellent condition.

About Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was a dominant figure of postwar art, and his canvases remain unmistakable for their contorted emotion and visceral physicality. “I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them, like a snail leaving its trail of the human presence... as a snail leaves its slime,” he once said. Among his signature motifs were screaming and disfigured heads, grappling homosexual lovers, and flanks of meat, and his style is characterized by its flat backgrounds and sense of motion, derived from the frequent use of photography and film stills as sources for portraiture. Mostly self-taught, Bacon nonetheless drew influence from an impossibly wide range of artists, from Vincent van Gogh, Eadweard Muybridge, and filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, to Rembrandt, Masaccio, Titian, and especially Diego Velázquez, making explicit visual references to many of their works in his paintings. His lasting influence can be seen in particular among Young British Artists such as Damien Hirst, Jenny Saville, and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

British, 1909-1992, Dublin, Ireland