Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is one of the most distinctive, provocative and influential painters of the 20th century. 

His singular aesthetic was a violent intersection between abstraction and expressionistic portraiture. 

While the subjects in his paintings were often identified, whether they be friends, lovers, or even the Pope, distinctive facial features were typically smeared and distorted. 

This work is a paradigm of Bacon's style. His unique approach to figuration produced humans undone by their visceral, almost violent distortions. In this image, a sole figure lies nude on a bed; warped limbs splayed apart above a heavily distorted head. Like all of Bacon's subjects, this figure dances between depictions of raw sexuality, violence, and internal torment. 

This lithograph was based on Bacon's oil painting of the same name from 1966; which is currently owned by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Today Bacon's canvases fetch astounding prices at auction, frequently above the $25 million mark.

Galerie Maeght, the legendary left-bank Parisian gallery, exhibited Bacon's work and published his multiples.

Caviar20 recommends the film Love is the Devil; a dark biography of Bacon's life starring a young Daniel Craig and Tilda Swinton.

Custom framing options or additional images available on request. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

"Personnage Couché" ("Lying Figure")

Paris, 1966

Publisher: Maeght Éditeur, Paris

Offset color lithograph.

From an edition of 200

25"H 18"W (work)

27"H 21"W (framed)

Framed with museum glass. 

Very good condition.

Note: according to "The Complete Prints of Francis Bacon" by Migeul Orozco, only some examples from the edition were signed. 

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