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The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon

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'Nobody captures Bacon’s magnetic presence and the seedy allure of Soho quite as deftly as Dan Farson. Unreliable and disorganised as this account is, Farson regularly succeeds in summing up a whole, vanished world of afternoon binges, flamboyant ‘carrying-on’ and deep human sympathy in a felicitous phrase' - The Art Newspaper

A fascinatingly provocative and intimate study of the artist, Francis Bacon

Widely regarded as the best British painter since Turner, very little is known about Francis Bacon's life. In this, the first-ever book to be written about him, Daniel Farson, friend and confidant to Bacon for over forty years, gives a highly personal, first-hand account of the man as he knew him. From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame, Farson gives us unique insight into Bacon's genius.

Details
  • Author: Daniel Farson
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Date published: January 1994
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0099307815
  • Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.2 cm