The Death of Francis Bacon: Signed Edition (Hardback)Max Porter (author)
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Since his teenage years, Max Porter has been obsessed with the artist Francis Bacon: those disturbing pictures that seem to reflect the horrors of 20th-century history, the mythic biography cast with tragedy. Re-imagining the painter’s last days, the poet reflects on Bacon’s life and art with a raw intensity that parallels the paintings themselves.
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Madrid. Unfinished. Man Dying.
A great painter lies on his deathbed.
In a burst of literary brilliance, Max Porter translates into seven written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist's mind.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm
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A short book, I’ve read it several times already. I’ve needed to. Like Bacon’s paintings it reveals its hidden layers. I loved the book, others, I know, will hate it. You might need to know a little about Bacon and... More
“If you like bacon read this”
It’s an instant feeling of bacons paintings, I’m not a big fan of poetry (if this is)but this immediately took me there, sit back have a drink....read....listen.....think, why not, if you don’t like Francis bacon... More
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Short and full of life. The final days of this controversial artist are fleshed out through memories and the retelling of tales from the life of Francis Bacon.
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