Francis Bacon, ‘Three studies for a portrait of John Edwards’, 1980, Van der Vorst- Art
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Francis Bacon

Three studies for a portrait of John Edwards, 1980

Photo-Lithograph
11 7/10 × 10 1/2 in
29.7 × 26.7 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€45,000
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Van der Vorst- Art

Francis Bacon- Three studies for a portrait of John Edwards
Three photo-lithographs in colours on …

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All 3 panels are hand signed in felt tip pen.
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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Francis Bacon- Three studies for a portrait of John Edwards
Three photo-lithographs in colours on cardboard, 1980.
Each signed, titled, dated and inscribed with the panel number in felt tip pen on the reverse.
Size of cardboard, (3x): 29.7 x 26.7 cm.
Provenance;

  • John Edwards (1949-2003), London; then by descent.
Medium
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Signature
All 3 panels are hand signed in felt tip pen.
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

Three studies for a portrait of John Edwards, 1980

Photo-Lithograph
11 7/10 × 10 1/2 in
29.7 × 26.7 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€45,000
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