AFTER FRANCIS BACON (BRITISH, 1909-1992)
Q4 Study of a Nude, 1953/2015
Diasec-mounted giclée print in colours, on Alu Dibond support, with printed signature and numbered '461/500' in black ink on the publisher's label affixed verso.
Co-published by The Estate of Francis Bacon and Heni Productions, 2015,
Housed in the original packaging, the full sheet.
610 x 510mm (24 x 20 1/8in) (SH)
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his raw, unsettling imagery. Focusing on the human form, his subjects included crucifixions, portraits of popes, self-portraits, and portraits of close friends, with abstracted figures sometimes isolated in geometrical structures. Rejecting various classifications of his work, Bacon claimed that he strove to render "the brutality of fact." He built up a reputation as one of the giants of contemporary art with his unique style. Bacon said that he saw images "in series", and his work, which numbers c. 590 extant paintings along with many others he destroyed, typically focused on a single subject for sustained periods, often in triptych or diptych formats.