Studies for a Portrait
By (author) Michael Peppiatt
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Francis Bacon by Michael Peppiatt
Book DescriptionOne of the most elusive and enigmatic creative geniuses of modern times, Francis Bacon was a man of endless contradictions and facets. In this invaluable book Michael Peppiatt, a major art critic and close friend of Bacon's, offers an entertaining and uniquely well-informed portrait of this complex artist. Peppiatt's collection of interviews and essays spans more than forty years--from 1963, when the two men met, to 2007, when Peppiatt wrote an essay explaining Bacon's passionate involvement with Van Gogh. The pieces in between include discussions of Bacon's working methods and techniques, his unlikely relationship with his London dealer, his attitude toward Christian belief and classical myth, and his defining friendship with the eminent French writer Michel Leiris. Peppiatt also provides fascinating anecdotes about the artist's early life, his intimate relationships, and his connections with the artists who were his contemporaries and friends. In addition, among the interviews reproduced for the book are new transcripts of two interviews presenting previously omitted material that brings out many little-known aspects of Bacon's presence and personality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300142556
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Peppiatt
Francis Bacon in Your Blood, Paperback (August 2016)
"This fine memoir is more insightful than gossipy, and as a subject Bacon is just about unbeatable." -- "The New York Times"
Bill Jacklin: New York, Hardback (April 2016)
A full treatment of Bill Jacklin's New York paintings, featuring a Foreword by Sting, and an interview with the artist by Michael Peppiatt.
Art Plural, Hardback (March 2014)
In Art Plural world-renowned art historian and writer Michael Peppiatt joins with Swiss gallerist Frederic de Senarclens of Art Plural Gallery, as well as over 25 leading contemporary artists, to share their thoughts on this diverse art scene.
Interviews with Artists, Hardback (May 2012)» View all books by Michael Peppiatt
Gives a fresh perspective on art from the Second World War to the present day. This title presents forty-five of the most noteworthy of the author's conversations with artists, from the world-famous to the under-recognized.
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Author Biography - Michael Peppiatt
Michael Peppiatt is the leading authority on Francis Bacon. He has written the definitive biography of the artist and curated several influential exhibitions of his work.
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