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Fresh Bacon

For me, Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon’s work includes the whole of the practice as it had evolved up until the middle of the 20th century: his figurative canvases can carry the weight of deep narratives, but he was also a painter’s painter whose textures, colors and lines were informed with the kind of emotional [...]

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The Other King of Pop Bites the Sucker

Richard Hamilton died this Thursday. If you didn’t know who Richard Hamilton was, trust me, you know who Richard Hamilton was. Here is an obit that argues that Hamilton was the most influential British artist of the 20th century. I immediately thought, “Well what about Bacon??!?”. The answer to that and more after the running [...]

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