Francis Bacon: Francophile, the first book dedicated to photographs of Francis Bacon in France
Our institution is pleased to announce the launch of its latest publication, Francis Bacon: Francophile. Featuring over 150 photographs of the British artist in France, each copy includes a numbered and signed print of a photograph of Francis Bacon taken on the boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris in 1982 by the French photographer André Ostier.
The book unveils iconic and often previously unseen photographs of Bacon in France, a country for which he had a deep affection. Francis Bacon: Francophile offers a new view of this singular artist through a portfolio of photographs spanning from 1932 to 1991, accompanied by quotes from Bacon on France, its culture, its artists, and its intellectuals. The photographs are drawn from the MB Art Collection which holds the world’s most extensive collection of photographs of Francis Bacon encompassing over 700 hundred prints by more than eighty photographers.
This book has been printed in a limited numbered edition of 206 copies, representing the number of Francis Bacon’s paintings shown during his lifetime at his solo exhibitions in France. Only forty copies of this book are for sale (295€). To order a copy, please contact the Foundation.
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