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"Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud 1966" by Francis Bacon - 🔥Blue Chip Artist - Framed Triptych of 1966 Lithographs on Wove Paper
Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud 1966 Limited Edition Print by Francis Bacon
Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud 1966 Limited Edition Print by Francis Bacon - 0
Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud 1966 Limited Edition Print by Francis Bacon - 1
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Francis Bacon

"Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud 1966"

  • Limited Edition Print : Original Lithograph

    Size : 15x33 in  |  38x84 cm
    Framed : 26x44 in  |  66x112 cm
    Edition : Limited Edition of approximately 1000

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Not Signed 
Condition Excellent 
Framed with PlexiglassNew Gold Frame 
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Provenance / HistoryFrom Derriere le Miroir, no. 162 
Story / Additional Info“Triptychs are the things I like doing most, and I think this may be related to the thought I’ve sometimes had of making a film. I like the juxtaposition of the images separated on three different canvases. So far as my work has any quality, I often feel perhaps it is the triptychs that have the best quality” (F. Bacon, quoted in D. Sylvester, Looking back at Francis Bacon, London 2000).
Bacon and Freud were friends but artistic rivals. Introduced in 1945 by artist Graham Sutherland, they swiftly became close friends who met frequently. The two artists painted each other several times, starting in 1951, when Freud first sat for Bacon. Two full-length triptychs of Freud by Bacon resulted. Three Studies of Lucian Freud is the later of the two; the first one, created in 1966, has not been seen since 1992. They form part of a series of large triptych portraits of Bacon's friends painted in the 1960s. 
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Francis Bacon - Ireland

Francis Bacon. 1909-1992. Bacon was an Irish artist and one of the most unique, engaging figurative painters to emerge during the post-war period. His grotesque imagery—contorted limbs, howling mouths agape, blood—served as method of exploring nihilism and death at a time when Europe had been repeatedly savaged by war. Inspired by both the Old Masters and Surrealism, Bacon produced several compositions based on the work of other painters, notably including his arresting Study After Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953). In this iconic work, Bacon transforms Diego Velazquez’s classic portrait into a screaming, terrifying figure. “I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs,” he once said. “The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.” Born on October 28, 1909 in Dublin, Ireland, the self-taught artist moved to London to escape a hostile home life. Bacon became part of the local art scene in the British capital, which included his friends Lucian Freud, Isabel Lambert, and John Deakin. After the death of Bacon’s lover in 1972, his work became even more personalized, with a renewed focus on mortality. In 1963, a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York brought international prestige, which continued until his death on April 28, 1992 in Madrid, Spain. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hugh Lane in Dublin, and the Albertina in Vienna, among others. Listings wanted. check out our new sister site



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