Publications

The Foundation publishes and co-publishes books on Francis Bacon and books related to the artist. It also financially supports the publication of books on or related to the British painter.

Bacon le cannibale

Bacon le cannibale

2018

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation supports Perrine Le Querrec’s book dedicated to Francis Bacon.

Our Foundation financially supports Perrine Le Querrec’s last book Bacon le Cannibale, published by Hippocampe Editions in mid-October.

Using sources in the archives of the MB Art Collection (paintings, graphic works, letters, objects, photographs, and working documents, all from Bacon’s studios), the book constructs a poetic and sensitive portrait of the man and his work. From reluctant words and stubborn silence Perrine Le Querrec creates language and vision. The study and manipulation of archives and images occupy an essential place in her writing.

“To the question “Which writer has influenced you?” I would answer, without hesitation: Francis Bacon. If not a writer, he has always been an essential source of inspiration and guidance. I would never write “stories”, I would seek to compose a language that addresses the body, sensations and nervous system, a language as living and incarnate as possible. Archives are a source of memory, emotion and poetry which hold a fundamental place in the construction of my writing. Thus, in tribute to Francis Bacon, a painter who used archives and photographs, working with images in all their longevity and decay, their surface and depth, I turned to his own archives, his portraits, and his objects. These archives, conserved by a lover of Bacon’s work, have given substance to my passion. Keenly shadowing him, tracing the pattern of his actions and materials, I attempt a Study for a portrait of the artist. Through archive and poetry, I am as close as possible to a flamboyant, heart-breaking, lonely, universal creation.” 
Perrine Le Querrec

Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

2017

In 2017, the new edition of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation’s first book, originally published in 2015, has been enhanced by texts, photographs and memories from the artist’s friends: the writer Yves Peyré, the artist John Pelling and Anne-Marie Crété de Chambine.

It has also been revised to include recent research and discoveries which has enabled us to expand the biography section on the artist.

Not for sale, only available from the Foundation.

 

 

Francis Bacon, France and Monaco

Francis Bacon, France and Monaco

2016

This bilingual book has been published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco et la culture française’ which was held at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in summer 2016.

Jointly published by the Foundation and Albin Michel, it has been compiled under the direction of Martin Harrison, the exhibition’s curator and author of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné. Nine eminent art historians (Martin Harrison, Sarah Whitfield, Amanda J. Harrison, Catherine Howe, Dr. Rebecca Daniels, Dr Carol Jacobi, Dr. Darren Ambrose, Dr. James Wishart, Eddy Batache.) have contributed essays. The book’s foreword was written by Majid Boustany, founder/director of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation.

The book invites us to explore the strong bonds Francis Bacon enjoyed with France and Monaco and sheds light on the influence of French culture on the artist’s life and work.

Available to order online (www.henipublishing.com and on amazon) and in bookstores.

 

Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

2015

This first bilingual book, published in June 2015, introduces the objectives of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and throws light on the close ties that Bacon had with the Principality of Monaco, the South of France and Paris.

Two eminent art historians, Martin Harrison and Eddy Batache, have enriched this publication with their texts. The book closes with a comprehensive chronology of the artist.

Out of Print. New edition available.