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"Triptych August 1972, Set of 3 LIthographs" by Francis Bacon - Fabulous! Set of 3
Triptych  August 1972, Set of 3 LIthographs Limited Edition Print by Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon

"Triptych August 1972, Set of 3 LIthographs"

1972
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Hand Signed : Each of 3 Signed By the Artist in Pencil
Condition : Excellent
Purchased from : Auction House 2020
Provenance / History : Purchased from Galerie Lelong, Paris
Story / Additional Info : This is after an original, but the term is not always used. Three Lithographs. Title: Triptych, August 1972. Medium: Lithographs, in colours, 1972, on Arches paper, each signed by the artist in pencil. Literature: Bruno Sabatier: Francis Bacon: Oeuvre Graphique (Catalogue Raisonee) Number 23 ; Alexandre Tacou 24. Published by: Galerie Lelong, Paris, France. The Lithographs were made after a Triptych of Oil Paintings now owned by the Tate Gallery and purchased in 1980.This work is generally considered one in a series of Black Triptychs relating to Bacons partner, George Dyer whose figure can be seen here, who committed suicide on 24 October 1971, the eve of the artist's retrospective at Paris’ Grand Palais, then the highest honour Bacon had received. Dyer is shown seated in Bacon’s atelier just as in the well known photographs by John Deakin. The seated figures and their coupling are set against black voids and the central flurry has been seen as ‘a life-and death struggle’. The artist’s biographer wrote: ‘What death has not already consumed seeps incontinently out of the figures as their shadows’ . The black triptychs are so named because of their bleak mood and due to the active role the black paint plays in each. Provenance: Galeria Estiarte, Madrid, Spain
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
LID : 142744
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 Bluechipartbrokerage.com

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