Tuesday September 22, 2020

Under Bacon’s skin with an intimate look at his life and work

FICTION: Francis Bacon In Your Blood: A Memoir; By Michael Peppiatt; Bloomsbury Circus

3rd January, 2016
Francis Bacon: a middle-class misfit rejecting the established cultural values

Art critic Michael Peppiatt made his career writing about the work of Francis Bacon. His 2008 biography, Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma, is regarded as the definitive account of Bacon’s remarkable life, blending perceptive insight into the work with details of the life that only someone who knows his subject intimately can bring.

Indeed, Peppiatt and the late-modernist Irish painter were good friends from the moment they met in the early 1960s, when...

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