Post-War and Contemporary Art - New York, November 2013

Francis Bacon

Three Studies of Lucian Freud

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Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969 marks the epic culmination of Francis Bacon’s relationship with fellow painter and chronicler of the human condition, Lucian Freud. Glowing in a palette of sunshine yellow and carried out in Bacon’s celebrated triptych format, the towering, life-size painting pulses with vitality. With each masterful sweep of the brush, Bacon has animated his friend, here restlessly repositioning himself, pivoting his raised foot, kneading his hands in his lap and rotating his head from canvas to canvas. Reincarnated in paint, we are invited to get up close and personal with Freud.

“When I was younger, I needed extreme subject matter for my paintings. Then, as I got older. I realized I had all the subjects I needed in my own life.”

–Francis Bacon

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POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY EVENING SALE

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY

AUCTION TIMES Nov 12 7:15pm

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