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The Gilded Gutter Life Of Francis Bacon

The Gilded Gutter Life Of Francis Bacon

The Authorized Biography

  • Author: Daniel Farson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446434249
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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Widely regarded as the best British painter since Turner, very little is known about Francis Bacon's life. In this, the first-ever book to be written about him, Daniel Farson, friend and confidant to Bacon for over forty years, gives a highly personal, first-hand account of the man as he knew him. From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame, Farson gives us unique insight into Bacon's genius.

London Calling

London Calling

A Countercultural History of London since 1945

  • Author: Barry Miles
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1848875541
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling, Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days when suddenly everything seemed possible, the jazz bars and clubs of the fifties, the teddy boys and the Angry Young Men, Francis Bacon and the legendary Colony Club, the 1960s and the Summer of Love, the rise of punk and the early days of the YBAs. The vitality and excitement of this time and years of change - and the sheer creative energy in the throbbing heart of London - leap off the pages of this evocative and original book.

London

London

After a Fashion

  • Author: Alistair O'Neill
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 9781861893154
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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A look at style and urbanism, offering a reconsideration of the role of fashion in city life and filling in overlooked gaps in the history of London and modern design.

History in the Media

History in the Media

Film and Television

  • Author: Robert Niemi
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 157607952X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 501
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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

Francis Bacon in the 1950s

Francis Bacon in the 1950s

  • Author: Michael Peppiatt
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300121926
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 200
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"The book presents a wide range of paintings (many of them rarely or never seen before) representing all of Bacon's major themes during the 1950s, analyses the significant developments in his art, and assesses the particular importance of key works." "Also included, amongst other hitherto unpublished material, are the revealing letters from Bacon to his dealer Brausen, and the artist's correspondence with his friends and patrons Robert and Lisa Sainsbury."--BOOK JACKET.

Francis Bacon in Your Blood

Francis Bacon in Your Blood

  • Author: Michael Peppiatt
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408856239
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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It is a story I have been wanting to write for a long time, telling it as it really was before that whole world that I shared with Francis vanishes... Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho's French House to request an interview for a student magazine he was editing. Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no-holds-barred conversation that would continue until Bacon's death thirty years later. Fascinated by the artist's brilliance and charisma, Peppiatt accompanied him on his nightly round of prodigious drinking from grand hotel to louche club and casino, seeing all aspects of Bacon's 'gilded gutter life' and meeting everybody around him, from Lucian Freud and Sonia Orwell to East End thugs; from predatory homosexuals to Andy Warhol and the Duke of Devonshire. He also frequently discussed painting with Bacon in his studio, where only the artist's closest friends were ever admitted. The Soho photographer, John Deakin, who introduced the young student to the famous artist, called Peppiatt 'Bacon's Boswell'. Despite the chaos Bacon created around him Peppiatt managed to record scores of their conversations ranging over every aspect of life and art, love and death, the revelatory and hilarious as well as the poignantly tragic. Gradually Bacon became a kind of father figure for Peppiatt, and the two men's lives grew closely intertwined. In this intimate and deliberately indiscreet account, Bacon is shown close-up, grand and petty, tender and treacherous by turn, and often quite unlike the myth that has grown up around him. This is a speaking portrait, a living likeness, of the defining artist of our times.

Art in America

Art in America

  • Author: Frederic Fairchild Sherman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
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Discoveries: Francis Bacon

Discoveries: Francis Bacon

  • Author: Christophe Domino
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 135
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A survey of the life and art of the twentieth-century British painter explains his surrealistic, disturbing treatment of the human face and figure, through photographs, Bacon's own statements, and a multitude of reproductions of his work. Original.