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Francis Bacon

Three studies for a self portrait, 1981

Lithograph
18 1/2 × 40 7/10 in
47 × 103.5 cm
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£37,000
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Castlegate House Gallery
Cockermouth
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Three lithographs in colours printed on one sheet, 1981, on Arches paper, signed in pencil, 16/25 …

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Three lithographs in colours printed on one sheet, 1981, on Arches paper, signed in pencil, 16/25 from a series of rare hors commerceimpressions. Edition size of 150 plus 10 artist's proofs, printed by Arts Litho, Paris, with their blindstamp, published by Éditions de la Différence, Paris, the full sheet
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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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Three lithographs in colours printed on one sheet, 1981, on Arches paper, signed in pencil, 16/25 …

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Three lithographs in colours printed on one sheet, 1981, on Arches paper, signed in pencil, 16/25 from a series of rare hors commerceimpressions. Edition size of 150 plus 10 artist's proofs, printed by Arts Litho, Paris, with their blindstamp, published by Éditions de la Différence, Paris, the full sheet
Image: 325 …

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Medium
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Hand-signed by artist
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Publisher
Éditions de la Différence, 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

Three studies for a self portrait, 1981

Lithograph
18 1/2 × 40 7/10 in
47 × 103.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£37,000
Ships from Cockermouth, GB
Free shipping worldwide
VAT included in price
location
Cockermouth
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
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