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Francis Bacon

Triptyque 1944, 1944

Litograph on Arches paper
29 7/10 × 66 7/10 in
75.4 × 169.5 cm
Edition of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Paris, New York
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Galerie Lelong & Co.
Paris, New York
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This triptych, numbered and signed by Francis Bacon, consists of 3 prints. Each print measures 75,4 …

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This triptych, numbered and signed by Francis Bacon, consists of 3 prints. Each print measures 75,4 x 56,5 cm.

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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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Galerie Lelong & Co.
Paris, New York
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This triptych, numbered and signed by Francis Bacon, consists of 3 prints. Each print measures 75,4 …

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This triptych, numbered and signed by Francis Bacon, consists of 3 prints. Each print measures 75,4 x 56,5 cm.

Frame
Not included
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

Triptyque 1944, 1944

Litograph on Arches paper
29 7/10 × 66 7/10 in
75.4 × 169.5 cm
Edition of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Paris, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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