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Francis Bacon – His Life and Work

Annalyn Swan and Mark Stevens in conversation with Belle Donati

68 mins watch time

Posted February 2021

History, Art and Culture

Francis Bacon flung open the twentieth-century closet. By day he exposed the secrets of a dark century and by night, unabashed by his homosexuality, he swashbuckled through Soho. Following his astonishing breakthrough he 1944 with Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, he emerged as one of the great iconoclasts and bon vivants of his time. His biographers Annalyn Swan and Mark Stevens join us to share fresh insights into his life and work.