We just launched new material on the ‘Influence & Inspiration’ behind Francis Bacon’s art on francis-bacon.com. I had the great pleasure of planning and authoring the section with entries on Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Sergei Eisenstein, Lucian Freud, John Deakin, The Independent Group and Bacon’s artistic legacy.
Explore it here: Influence & Inspiration
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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.
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 Gallery from 15 February – 23 April 2017 for the online photography magazine Super Massive Black Hole.
You can read it here: Seeing Something: Richard Mosse’s Incoming
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Maria Lassnig developed a novel way of figurative painting. I reviewed her show at Hauser & Wirth, London, 1 March – 29 April 2017, for this is tomorrow.
You can read it here: Lassnig review
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 life and quotes by the artist.
It is available for purchase here.
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
Did you know that Francis Bacon’s Two Seated Figures and Seated Figure, 1979, derived from a photograph in the book ‘The Parade’s Gone By’? I am very proud that my research is mentioned frequently throughout the new ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné’. The seminal publication was edited by Martin Harrison and was published by The Estate of Francis Bacon in June 2016.