Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969.   --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969. --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

Francis Bacon ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’, c.1944 © Tate

Francis Bacon ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’, c.1944 © Tate

Francis Bacon / study for self-portrait (triptych) / 1985/6 ["precariousness of life invoked by historical & contemp figures - including bacon himself & friends. contours blur and dissolve, faces distorted & obscured by shadows. "]

Francis Bacon / study for self-portrait (triptych) / 1985/6 ["precariousness of life invoked by historical & contemp figures - including bacon himself & friends. contours blur and dissolve, faces distorted & obscured by shadows. "]

Francis Bacon ‘Triptych August 1972’, 1972 © Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon ‘Triptych August 1972’, 1972 © Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com -- Philosopher, Statesman, and also... Bacon!

Francis Bacon Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com -- Philosopher, Statesman, and also... Bacon!

Francis Bacon Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story

Francis Bacon Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story

Center panel Study for a Self-Portrait—Triptych, 1985–86, by Francis Bacon (Private collection)

Center panel Study for a Self-Portrait—Triptych, 1985–86, by Francis Bacon (Private collection)

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