Category Archives: art history

GUDRUN PUBLISHING

The book Art Souvenir: Francis Bacon, which I wrote in collaboration with The Estate of Francis Bacon, was just published by Gudrun Publishing. It is aimed at the general public and contains reproductions of Bacon’s paintings, a biography, a chronology of his … Continue reading

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NEO RAUCH

Neo Rauch is the most fascinating of contemporary German painters. I reviewed his latest show at Gallery David Zwirner, London, 5 October – 12 November 2016, for this is tomorrow. You can read it here: Rauch review

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FRANCIS BACON NEW STUDIES

My review of Francis Bacon – New Studies: Centenary Essays was just published on ‘on artbooks’ the blog by artbooksonline. You can read it here: New Studies review  

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AND EVERYTHING BECOMES NOTHING AGAIN

‘And everything becomes nothing again’ is the latest project of the wonderful and talented Léa Habourdin, which follows the breeding cycle of an osprey couple in the Baltic woods. I had the great pleasure of writing an introduction for her … Continue reading

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PAUL MELLON CENTRE

I will be taking part in a panel discussion about photographic double exposures in the work of John Deakin, Francis Bacon and Daniella Zalcman. Come and join us at the Paul Mellon Centre on 15 June 2016. The event is … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON IN WIVENHOE

The painter Denis Wirth Miller was Francis Bacon’s best friend. However, their relationship and the fact that they regularly shared Wirth Miller’s studio in the small town of Wivenhoe is virtually forgotten today. I revisited the Wivenhoe chapter in Bacon’s … Continue reading

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NEW YORK TALK

If you are interested in my talk on Francis Bacon and artistic collaboration at the CAA conference next week in New York come along- the panel is free and open to the public. Please find more details in the conference’s programme.

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PERRY OGDEN INTERVIEW

I interviewed Perry Ogden on photographing Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews studio before its relocation to Ireland in 1998. Find out more in the latest issue of SuperMassiveBlackHole focussing on studio spaces. Download the magazine here

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BACON MONTHLY FOCUS

Francis Bacon was fascinated by bullfighting and repeatedly referred to the corrida in his paintings. Find my brief introduction on the artist’s relationship to the topic as ‘Monthly Focus’ on the website of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco. … Continue reading

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RESEARCH PROJECT MONACO

The website of the new Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation in Monaco is now online and features a brief introduction of my one-year research project for them. More info here

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