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TWO LECTURES AT THE HUGH LANE: FRANCIS BACON – IN THE MIRROR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

It was great to present two lectures on Francis Bacon’s use of photographic sources at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, where Bacon’s studio material is held today. Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography, Public Lecture, 24 July … Continue reading

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VIDEO TALK: FRANCIS BACON – IN THE MIRROR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Hear me talk about my research on Francis Bacon’s pictorial sources on The Estate of Francis Bacon’s official youtube channel: video talk My book Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography. Collecting, Preparatory Practice and Painting is now available … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON OU LA MESURE DE L’EXCÈS

  Yves Peyré’s book Francis Bacon ou La mesure de l’excès delivers a passionate, personal view on the artist. I reviewed it for REVUE REGARDS CROISÉS. You can read it here

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FRANCIS BACON – IN THE MIRROR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

I am very proud that my book Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography. Collecting, Preparatory Practice and Painting will be published by De Gruyter in April 2022. It is based on my PhD research and thus marks the … Continue reading

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NEO RAUCH WITH A HINT OF BACON

My review of Neo Rauch’s exhibition Handlauf, which I saw at Galerie EIGEN+ART in Leipzig last year, has just been published by the open access art journal kunsttexte.de (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). My text discusses the painter’s attempts to avoid plain … Continue reading

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“TAKE IT VERY MUCH FURTHER…” ON JSTOR

My essay “‘Take it very much further away from the photograph’ – How Francis Bacon (1909–1992) appropriated the photographs of John Deakin (1912–1972)”, which I published in the British Art Journal in winter 2018/2019, is now available on Jstor: https://www.jstor.org/stable/48584557

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LEE MILLER REVIEW

My first publication ever in German, “Das Unglaubliche Glauben”, is a review of the Lee Miller exhibition Lee Miller: To believe it! I saw in Erfurt last year. You can read it in Foto Marburg’s current Rundbrief Fotografie.

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EDWARD BURTYNSKY

As of late the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is embracing augmented reality in his work – with mixed results. I reviewed his Master of Photography display at Photo London 2018 for SuperMassiveBlackHole. You can read the text here

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FRANCIS-BACON.COM

We just relaunched francis-bacon.com, the official website of The Estate of Francis Bacon. You can now see all 584 known Bacon paintings online, together with detailed information on the artist’s life and work.

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INCOMING

The current refugee crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The photographer Richard Mosse followed two major refugee routes with a military grade camera. I reviewed his show Incoming, on display at the BarGot It!bican’s Curve … Continue reading

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