It is a bit of a trudge. It does hit all the high and low points, though. The author met Francis Bacon later in the artist's life and there are gaps in the tale that only Francis... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ellene
A very thorough recording of this brilliant artist's life. There is no other painting like his. His work was and is truly unique. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J Stevens
This is the third bio I've read of Francis Bacon and by far the best. It has been substantially updated as new material surfaced. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Peters
An intense and well written story of an extraordinary personality
My knowledge of Bacon was quite limited and with the recent publicity afforded to the sales at... Read more
With electronic format at least a few paintings should be placed in color near their discussions .
Likewise photos of,him
I've tried to get through this several times. I should like it and I try but it's too academic and the writing is dry. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kent Mathews
"There is no art, only artists..."
The well-worn dictum from E.H. Gombrich does seem apt in the case of Francis Bacon. Read more
Excellent source of information about Bacon and his time. Easy to read. Only problem is that repeats over and over same comments.
Francis Bacon will never return. Too much inner pain wrapped around astonishing production in a haze of heavy alcohol. All this while he went deep into the bowels of perversity. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Flissart