Francis Bacon

1 portrait of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, by Francis Goodman, May 1971 - NPG x74757 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Bacon

by Francis Goodman
resin print, May 1971
10 in. x 8 in. (254 mm x 203 mm) image size
Given by Francis Goodman, 1989
Photographs Collection
NPG x74757


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  • Francis Goodman (1913-1989), Photographer. Artist of 1247 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Photographed at the time of his exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris in his studio at 7 Reece Mews, South Kensington, London where he lived and worked for thirty years. Many of Bacon's photographers preferred to portray him in his studio, often including the extraordinary paint encrusted walls, and photographs, newspapers, books and catalogues that littered the floor and served as his source material. He said of it: 'I feel at home here in this chaos because chaos suggests images to me.'

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