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BACON'S ‘SELF-PORTRAIT’ 1969 ON PUBLIC DISPLAY IN LONDON FOR FIRST TIME IN ALMOST 50 YEARS

Posted on 2014-10-17 06:00:54 in PAST_EXHIBITIONS
Francis Bacon, 'Self-Portrait', 1969, oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, 'Self-Portrait', 1969, oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.

For the first time for almost 50 years Francis Bacon's ‘Self-Portrait’ 1969 is on display to the public in London, at the Ordovas Gallery. The late artist's work is currently on show in the exhibition 'Self - Bacon, Hirst, Koons, Picasso'.

Francis Bacon's 'Self-Portrait', 1969, is one of the artist's first studies of a single head. The Ordovas explains that: 'the work is imbued with haunted mortality and displaying the sinuous paint handling, visceral intensity and psychological depth of Bacon's mature works.'

The exhibition looks at the interpretations of self-portraiture by the four 20th century artists: Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Pablo Picasso. Self aims to examine how self-portraiture in the modern era has been used for communication, celebration, and reflection on mortality.

The Ordovas Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday (10:00-18:00) and Saturdays (11:00-15:00). For more information please visit the Ordovas exhibition site.

'Self - Bacon, Hirst, Koons, Picasso'.
14th October – 13th December
Ordovas
25 Savile Row
London W1S 2ER

Word ref: Ordovas website and press release.
Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Ordovas.

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