“My work is a reflection of my life” Francis Bacon once said. Published by Knopf Publishing Group, Francis Bacon: Revelations, took ten years to write. The new book offers the first comprehensive overview of Francis Bacon’s life and oeuvre. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of de Kooning: An American Master, this is intimate biography of one of the artists who changed the course of art history.
Self-trained as an artist, Bacon was a free and proud homosexual at a time when many others remained closeted, and his sexuality deeply impacted his painting. Revelations offers a complete, nuanced, and international portrait of this singularly private, funny, eruptive man and his art.
“He dreamed of remaking the modern room. Bacon worked no less hard or ambitiously as a painter, at first with little success. Throughout the 1930s and early ’40s he suffered ongoing failures, growing isolated and often ill.” The author said.
Francis Bacon: Revelations is a must-read.