Sale: 384 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, Oct. 29. 2011 in Munich Lot 931

 
Francis Bacon - Study for a Portrait of John Edwards

931
Francis Bacon
Study for a Portrait of John Edwards, 1987.
Etching and aquatint in colors
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,400
Sold:
€ 5,500 / $ 6.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Etching and aquatint in colors
Signed and numbnered 38/99. On firm wove paper. 65,5 x 49 cm (25,7 x 19,2 in)Sheet: 89,5 x 69 cm (35,2 x 27,2 in).
It is Bacon's objective to illustrate the fugacity of man and nature, his favorite mode of presentation is the triptych. He avoids interpretation, which he leaves to the observer, however, his works are always an attempt and an approach to what he is actually occupied with. In doing so he is painter and technician who always follows his instincts. [DB].

LITERATURE: Vgl. Francis Bacon. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, München 1988/1992. Farbabb. S. 12 ("Triptychon", 1986/87).
Vgl. Wieland Schmied, Francis Bacon. Das Bewußtsein der Gewalt, München/New York 1996, Tafel 62 ("Studie zu einem Portrait von John Edwards", 1988).

931
Francis Bacon
Study for a Portrait of John Edwards, 1987.
Etching and aquatint in colors
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,400
Sold:
€ 5,500 / $ 6.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)