Friday February 21, 2020

Friendship is paramount at Christie's

Friendship is the theme of two outstanding works of art due to be sold in London this month.

16th June, 2012
Study for Self-Portrait by Francis Bacon.

Friendship is the theme of two outstanding works of art due to be sold in London this month. Study for Self-Portrait, painted by Francis Bacon in 1964, marries the artist's face to the figure of friend and fellow painter Lucian Freud.

It represents one of 12 floor-length self-portraits by Bacon, four of which are now held in international museum collections. It is the only one to undertake the devotional act of conflating the two artists' bodies;...

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