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Second Version, Triptych by Francis Bacon

Second Version, Triptych by Francis Bacon



Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: 60

Sheet Size: 62 x 46 cm


Condition: Excellent

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When first exhibited in 1944, Bacon’s “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion” immediately established his reputation as one of the world’s most important post-war painters. The distorted, howling Furies that he unleashed in this triptych set the tone for the rest of his mature work.

Bacon often revisited earlier paintings and in 1988 decided to paint a second version of his masterpiece, more than doubling the size of the canvases and switching out the fiery orange of the originals for a deep blood red. The artist donated this second triptych to the Tate in 1991. These extraordinary lithographs were published after the paintings in 1989 in a small edition of sixty.

These signed prints capture Bacon at his most iconic and are an incredible opportunity to secure a peerless piece of British art history.



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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was an Irish painter who was famous for his abstract imagery. His paintings were typically figurative images painted in the environment of empty backgrounds or within geometric cages of steel or glass, all painted with flat, monochromatic color palettes. Francis Bacon frequently created series of paintings that depicted the same subject matter over a period of time. This was due to his tendency to focus on the same themes and variations of introspective, somber and existential subjects as his artistic motifs.

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