BACON, Francis (Dublino, 1909 - Madrid, 1992)Francis Bacon
London, Global Asset Management Limited - The Tate Gallery - Thames and Hudson 1985 - Edizione speciale fuori commercio
Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Tate Gallery in 1985. With essays by Dawn Ades and Andrew Forge, a note on technique by Andrew Durham and a select bibliography by Krzysztof Cieszkowski. profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Special hors commerce edition bound in gilt-debossed orange linen, issued without dust jacket
Dedica con firma autografa dell'Artista al frontespizio al pittore Lorenzo Tornabuoni (Boldly inscribed and signed by the Artist in black ink on the half-title page to the painter Lorenzo Tornabuoni)4to, pp. 246 Molto buono (Very Good)
This is the elegant hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the triumphant 1985 Francis Bacon exhibition organized by the Tate Gallery - one of the very few times the venerable British venue had presented a second retrospective to a British artist in their lifetime. Consisting of one hundred and twenty-five paintings executed between 1944 and 1984, it remains one of the most comprehensive surveys of Bacon's work, and the last great museum show before the influential artist's death in 1992.