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.
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’ 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 photobook.
More info here: introduction and everything
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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 free to attend but booking is essential. Please find more information on paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk.
If you are in Athens this week, don’t miss ‘Love Letters to a (Post-) Europe‘, a series of short performances by artists such as Robin Deacon, Jungmin Song and Kate Adams. I had the great pleasure of translating Yoko Tawada‘s contribution ‘Where Europe ends’. 02.-03.10.2015 at BIOS. Curated by Lisa Alexander.
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 life for the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and a short summary of my research project is now online. You can read it here
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