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Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon,The : The Authorized Biography - Daniel Farson

Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon,The

The Authorized Biography

Paperback Published: 20th January 1994
ISBN: 9780099307815
Number Of Pages: 320

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Francis Bacon is widely regarded as the most important British painter since Turner, although very little is known about the man himself. In this, the first-ever personal portrait of Bacon, Daniel Farson, friend and confidant to the artist for over forty years, gives a highly personal, first-hand account of the man as he knew him. From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame, Farson give us unique insight into Bacon's genius.

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"The most fascinatingly provocative, intimate study of an artist I have ever read" -- Patrick Skene Catling Evening Standard "It preserves precisely the aspects of Bacon that will be hardest for scholarly researchers to capture... no-one can convey better than Farson the fun of Bacon's company and the louche adventures of the Soho underworld" -- Lynn Barber Independent on Sunday "Positively Runyonesque...well-written, entertaining, and above all, thought-provoking" -- David Mellor Daily Telegraph "Startlingly revealing" Times Literary Supplement

ISBN: 9780099307815
ISBN-10: 0099307812
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 20th January 1994
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1