Bacon, Francis: Signed postcard

Bacon, Francis: Signed postcard
Bacon, Francis: Signed postcard

Bacon, Francis: Signed postcard

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Bacon, Francis (1909 – 1992)

Signed postcard

Irish Painter known for his graphic portraiture and dark themes. Signed postcard. “(Francis Bacon”). 1 page. Postcard. (4 1/8 × 5 7/8 inches). N.p., N.d. [after 1967]. A dark signature in the lower blank margin of a printed color reproduction of his 1967 painting Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho.

Biography:
Bacon came to prominence in the mid-20th century when his bold, austere, graphic, and emotionally raw abstract portraits attracted the attention of the London art world. His subject matter included grotesque heads, as well as popes and other religious subjects. Despite the existentialist outlook on life expressed through his paintings, Bacon always appeared to be a bon vivant, spending much of his middle and later life drinking and ambling in London’s Soho with, among others, Lucian Freud. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously identified him as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures”, a description that has done nothing to diminish his place in the Western canon. A major retrospective of Bacon’s work opened on 11 September 2008 at Tate Britain, London. It was billed as the largest retrospective of his work ever mounted, containing around sixty pieces. In January 2009, it travelled on to the Prado Gallery in Madrid, Spain, where it was exhibited until April 2009. Then it travelled on to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In fine condition.

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