Francis Bacon, Second Version, Triptych 1944, 1989
Artist: Francis Bacon
Title: Second Version, Triptych 1944
Medium: Lithograph in colours on Arches wove paper
Classification: Limited Edition
Edition size: 60
Size: 75.5 x 56.7 cm, 29.7 x 22.3 in (each)
Markings: Signed and numbered on the front (each)
Publisher: Michel Archimbaud for Librairie Séguier for IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Frame: Framed in a gold coloured frame (each)
ABOUT THE WORK:
Bacon concentrated his energies on portraiture, often depicting habitues of the bars and clubs of London's Soho neighbourhood. His subjects were always portrayed as violently distorted, almost slabs of raw meat, that are isolated souls imprisoned and tormented by existential dilemmas. One of the most successful British painters of the 20th century, Bacon's reputation was elevated further during the "art world's" widespread return to painting in the 1980s, and after his death he became regarded by some as one of the world's most important painters. A triptych, each part is signed by Francis Bacon and numbered /60 on verso. Published by Michel Archimbaud for Librairie Séguier for IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Executed in 1989.
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