Study for Selfportrait, 1984
Hand signed and numbered (75/182) in pencil.
Published by Marlborough Gallery, New York.
In perfect condition.
32 x 23 4/5 inches (81.5 x 60.5 cm.)
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Francis Bacon is known for portraying somewhat obscured human figures, and in this work he used his own body as inspiration. Alone in a room on a chair, seemingly curled up, this image conveys a sense of isolation and purposeless in Bacon – unsurprising, given how deeply affected he was by the suicide of his longtime lover George Dyer years earlier.