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☛ Christie’s: “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by Francis Bacon, oil on canvas, in 3 parts, each: 78 x 58 in. (198 x 147.5 cm.). Image retrieved from Christie’s e-Catalogue (requires Flash), pp. 26-27. This triptych from 1969 ―not to be confused with “Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud” which I wrote about earlier― […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 28, 2013 ― Published in Art, Painting | Tagged: body, Dan Mellamphy, Deleuze, Francis Bacon, Gilbert Simondon, image, isolation, line, McLuhan, representation, violence
☛ Whitney Museum of American Art: “Study for Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper, 1941 or 1942, fabricated chalk and charcoal on paper, 11 1/8 × 15 in. (28.3 × 38.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase and gift of Josephine N. Hopper by exchange. Ref. no. 2011.65 This drawing is one four studies […]
☛ Ewbank’s: Sale MAR13A Lot 1194, discarded part of painting by Francis Bacon c. 1953/4, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″. Estimate £ 25,000-35,000. Image and description © Ewbank’s. It appears Francis Bacon once discarded one or multiple paintings which were not destroyed but rather recycled. They were cut into smaller pieces so other artists […]
FB: Your painting is often described as violent… My painting is not violent; it’s life that is violent. I have endured physical violence, I have even had my teeth broken. Sexuality, human emotion, everyday life, personal humiliation (you only have to watch television)―violence is part of human nature. Even within the most beautiful landscape, in […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 28, 2012 ― Published in Art, Painting, Photography | Tagged: animal, blood, death, flesh, Francis Bacon, Francis Giacobetti, interview, life, meat, scream, violence