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Francis Bacon's painting of Lucian Freud revealed

Powerfully rendered: Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud' (est £7m-£9m)

Francis Bacon, 1967 -by Jorge (J.S.) Lewinski about this portraitIt is said that, until 1949, Bacon refused to allow his photograph to be taken. However, after relenting for photographers including Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt and his friend John Deakin, it seems Bacon came to enjoy the process. When Lewinski came to photograph Bacon at his studio, 7 Reece Mews in South Kensington, he found Bacon to be ‘civil and helpful, a charming and fascinating conversationalist.’ With its multiple

from the Guardian

Jack Vettriano: just the Tom Jones of 21st-century art?

Jack Vettriano: just the Tom Jones of 21st-century art? | Art and ...