Francis Bacon (1909 – 28 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery. He is best known for his depictions of popes, crucifixions and portraits of close friends which have become iconic images of traumatized humanity with the subjects violently distorted and presented as isolated souls.
Signed lithograph with unique provenance
Triptych August 1972 Left Panel
Published in 1979 by Galerie Lelong, Paris on Arches wove paper.
The work is boldly signed in pencil by the artist and numbered H.C (hors commerce) from an edition of 180 (plus hors commerce and artist's proofs).
This print belonged to Francis Bacon who gave it personally to an employee of the Marlborough Gallery and then to us.
The lithograph is the left panel of a triptych painted in memory of Bacon's lover George Dyer who committed suicide on the eve of the artist's retrospective at Paris's Grand Palais.
Measuring 89.5 x 62.5 and framed to museum standards.
Ref: Tacou 24
A rare and very sought after colour lithograph created to promote an exhibition at Musee Cantini, Marseille. The work was published by Imprinerie Municipale, Marseille in 1976 and has been hand-signed in purple marker pen as was common for the artist.
The poster measures 65 x 47 cm, features the image ‘Homage to George Dyer’ and is from the collection of American artist Patrick Eddington.
The work has been mounted and framed to museum standards