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Francis Bacon by Francis Giacobetti

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$250 USD
From late 1991 to early 1992, shortly before his death, Irish-British painter Francis Bacon participated in rare interviews and sittings with French photographer Francis Giacobetti. Giacobetti captured eerie images inspired...
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One of the most successful painters of the twentieth century, the self-taught Irish-British painter Francis Bacon produced canvases with distorted biomorphic forms expressing the brutality, terror and disconnection of the postwar psyche. His distinctive style made him one of the most widely recognized figurative artists of the 1940s and ’50s. Through his portraiture, Bacon depicted his bohemian friends and denizens of the nightlife in the Soho district of London. His famously cluttered studio was carefully catalogued and meticulously re-created in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin in 2001.


Another self-taught artist, Francis Giacobetti is recognized today for bringing a touch of elegance to the realm of nude photography. He has photographed for the monthly magazine Lui since its creation, he shot the Pirelli calendars for 1970 and 1971, and he has created portraits of the world’s most famous artists, celebrities and personalities. Giacobetti’s acclaimed series, including Zebras, Iris, Hymn and the Bacon portraits, express all the beauty of the human body, and his unorthodox approach to technique, light and shadow has earned him a place in the pantheon of great photographers.

The Legends Collection

Francis Bacon by Francis Giacobetti

$250 USD

I don’t really believe in mastery, I believe more in instinct. Instinct is what pushed me to paint, and without it I would probably be sleeping in the streets or be dead.

— Francis Bacon

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Page count

264 pages

Number of illustrations

200

Language

English

Released on

July 2024

Dimensions

W 12 x L 15 x D 2.5 in

Cover materials

Hardcover in a luxury slipcase

ISBN

9781649802828

Weight

13.4 lb

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