Francis Bacon: Five Decades in Sydney

By Mary Kisler In Art

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13th December, 2012
The bad boy of British art long before the YBAs (young British artists) claimed the title, Francis Bacon was known as much for his personal escapades as for his powerful, disturbing distortions of human anatomy on canvas. In Francis Bacon: Five Decades, superbly curated by Anthony Bond of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, we are lured as viewers through one decade, and its accompanying lover, after another – a device that might seem prosaic on paper, yet is hugely confronting in the flesh. ...

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