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Francis Bacon

Second Version of Triptych 1944, (Small Version), 1989

Lithograph in colours on Arches wove paper
24 3/5 × 18 3/10 in
62.4 × 46.4 cm
Edition of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
£20,000 - 30,000
location
Bristol
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About the work
Provenance
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Bacon concentrated his energies on portraiture, often depicting habitues of the bars and clubs of …

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Bacon concentrated his energies on portraiture, often depicting habitues of the bars and clubs of London's Soho neighborhood. His subjects were always portrayed as violently distorted, almost slabs of raw meat, that are isolated souls imprisoned and tormented by existential dilemmas. One of the most successful …

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Signature
Each signed and numbered.
Publisher
Michel Archimbaud for Librairie Séguier for IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Francis Bacon
British, 1909–1992
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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.

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About the work
Provenance
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Bacon concentrated his energies on portraiture, often depicting habitues of the bars and clubs of …

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Bacon concentrated his energies on portraiture, often depicting habitues of the bars and clubs of London's Soho neighborhood. His subjects were always portrayed as violently distorted, almost slabs of raw meat, that are isolated souls imprisoned and tormented by existential dilemmas. One of the most successful …

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Signature
Each signed and numbered.
Publisher
Michel Archimbaud for Librairie Séguier for IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Francis Bacon
British, 1909–1992
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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.

Francis Bacon

Second Version of Triptych 1944, (Small Version), 1989

Lithograph in colours on Arches wove paper
24 3/5 × 18 3/10 in
62.4 × 46.4 cm
Edition of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
£20,000 - 30,000
location
Bristol
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