A major exhibition of the work of renowned painter Francis Bacon is set to take place in The Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney this November. The exhibition was organized over four years and is the first to bring an extensive survey of Bacon’s work to Australia. Over the past months the gallery has aided in the exhibition process and will be lending material drawn from the extensive Francis Bacon Archive. The items which will be travelling to Sydney primarily consist of photographs and leaves torn from Bacon’s multifarious books. Materials of this kind are crucial in unfurling Bacon’s artistic process and should make a valuable addition to the exhibition.
Contributions to the show have also been made by the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tate Britain in London, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Francis Bacon Estate.

Here is a link to The Sydney Museum’s webpage to keep up to date with news on this exciting upcoming exhibition.

Follow this link for more information on the Francis Bacon Studio.

Follow this link for more information on the book authored by Margarita Cappock which constitutes the first in depth study of Bacon’s studio selecting key elements from the dense mass of objects Bacon accumulated and placing them succinctly within the context of the artist’s life and practice. Margaita will also be contributing an essay to the catalogue for the show in Sydney.

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