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BACON : Michel Leiris, etching
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Original etching and aquatint in colours, very nice proof printed on Arches paper signed and numbered from an edition at 120 copies, issued from a portfolio "Requiem pour la fin des temps" from Eddy Batache.
Size of paper : 65 x 50 cm
Size of the print : 29,5 X 26
Very good condition.
Francis Bacon met Michel Leiris in 1965 and the following years made several portraits of his friend writer and ethnologist, in different techniques (paintings, lithographs, engravings) ; portraits that David Sylvester, critic and friend of the painter will consider as "hypnotic images (which) are both portraits and rebuilding of the architecture of the human head".

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Catalogue of an exhibition Francis Bacon to the Gallery Claude Bernard in Paris in 1977. About twenty paintings is here reproduced, triptychs, self-portraits, portraits, (a very beautiful "writing man reflected in a mirror" of 1976). Very beautiful foreword of Michel Leiris. This exhibition Bacon has been also shown in the Marlborough Gallery of London.
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