For our next ‘Catalogue Raisonné Focus’, we look at Portrait of George Dyer in a Mirror, 1968, which is currently on display at the Musée Fabre as part of their ‘Francis Bacon / Bruce Nauman. Face to Face’ exhibition.
In Portrait of George Dyer, 1967, Bacon's diary referenced 'George folded' and this representation can be directly related to this portrait of George Dyer.
The smartly-attired Dyer is only a rehearsal for the image that appears in the mirror, where his head is 'sliced and severed into two parts'.
Excerpts: Martin Harrison, FSA. 68-05 Portrait of George Dyer in a Mirror, 1968. Catalogue Raisonné Volume III, page 880-881.
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