Monday, May 18, 2009

Triptych, 1976 - Francis Bacon

Price in US $ - 86,300,000


Francis Bacon was born in Dublin in 1909 and died in Madrid in 1992. Throughout and beyond his lifetime, his work has been exhibited widely. Bacon's artwork is known for its bold, austere, homoerotic and often violent or nightmarish imagery, which typically shows room-bound masculine figures isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.

In Bacon's art, modernity and tradition converge. In his gut-wrenching serialisation of the human body and its sensations, he shows himself to be the unflinching witness of the hysterical reality of the body and the primal fear of those who inhabit it.

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