Francis Bacon: A Life Lived in Full

Francis Bacon: A Life Lived in Full
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The award-winning pair of biographers Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan have chosen as the follow-up to their excellent de Kooning biography, a much more challenging task: the titan of British Modernism, Francis Bacon. The impact of the de Kooning biography was mostly because (aside from various anecdotes, some interviews and detailed discussion of his artistic activities) de Kooning’s life was not commonly known. Francis Bacon: Revelations is a much sterner test because so much has already been revealed about the life of Bacon.

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