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Francis Bacon : A Retrospective
by Dennis Farr
This book accompanies the traveling retrospective that inaugurated the newly reopened Yale Center for British Art in January 1999. Francis Bacon (1909-1992), the eminent British painter known for his large, colorful, and grotesque paintings of the human body, was very controlling of what was written about his work during his lifetime; this book marks the first time that each painting is individually discussed in print. Included in the book are essays that provide great insight into Bacon's life and personality. Especially revealing is an essay by Michael Peppiatt, Bacon's close friend and biographer (he wrote Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma). Bacon lived a life of heavy drinking, gambling, and socializing, and Peppiatt discusses this lifestyle in relation to the work: "Bacon himself pretended he painted particularly well with a hangover. 'My mind simply crackles with electricity after one of those evenings.'" 

Along with beautiful reproductions of the paintings are some photographs of Bacon's studio, which is astounding in its filth. The floor is littered with various detritus; brushes and paint tubes are everywhere. Bacon's intensity is as evident in these studio shots as in the paintings with contorted figures and grimacing, bruise-colored faces. You can practically watch the human body decay in front of your eyes. --Jennifer Cohen - Amazon.com

Francis Bacon: A Painter of Dark Vision
by Christophe Domino, Ruth Sharman (Translator)
Paperback - 136 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810928116 

7 Reece Mews: Francis Bacon's Studio
by John Edwards, Perry Ogden (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Francis Bacon's Personal Life Story
by Alfred Dodd
(Paperback - March 1997

Bacon's Eye: Works on Paper Attributed to Francis Bacon from the Barry Joule Archive
by Georgia Mazower (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

Looking Back at Francis Bacon
by David Sylvester, Francis Bacon
(Hardcover)

Blimey! : From Bohemia to Britpop : The London Artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst
by Matthew Collings, et al
(Paperback)

Bacon : Portraits and Self-Portraits
by Francis Bacon, et al
(Hardcover)

Francis Bacon : A Retrospective
by Dennis Farr, et al
(Hardcover)

Francis Bacon (World of Art)
by John Russell
(Paperback - October 1993)

Interviews With Francis Bacon : The Brutality of Fact
by David Sylvester
(Paperback - February 1988)

Francis Bacon : Important Paintings from the Estate
by Francis Bacon
(Hardcover)

Francis Bacon : The Human Body
by David Sylvester
(Paperback)

Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self (Essays in Art and Culture)
by Ernst Van Alphen, et al
(Paperback)

Francis Bacon
by Perez Zagorin
(Paperback)

Francis Bacon
by John Russell
(Hardcover - July 1979)

Francis Bacon (British Artists Series)
by Andrew Brighton
(Paperback)

Francis Bacon's Legacy of Texts : The Art of Discovery Grows With Discovery (Georgia State Literary Studies, No 5)
by William A. Sessions (Editor)
(Hardcover - July 1990)

Francis Bacon in Conversation With Michel Archimbaud
by Francis Bacon, Michel Archimbaud
(Paperback)

Francis Bacon : Working on Paper
by David Sylvester (Introduction), et al
(Paperback)

Francis Bacon : Commitment and Conflict
by Wieland Schmied
(Hardcover)
 
 

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