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DEAKIN PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANCIS BACON TO BE INCLUDED IN VOGUE EXHIBITION

Posted on 2015-10-09 10:03:17 in PAST_EXHIBITIONS

London's National Portrait Gallery is set to exhibit a famous John Deakin photograph of Francis Bacon in the 2016 show 'Vogue 100: A Century of Style'.

The major exhibition curated by Robin Muir has been organised by the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with British Vogue as part of the magazine’s centenary celebrations. It promises to showcase 100 years of cutting-edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography. A remarkable range of photography commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916 will be brought together for the first time, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections.

'Vogue 100: A Century of Style' will include work by many of the leading twentieth-century photographers, including John Deakin, Lee Miller, Irving Penn and Snowdon. And include many of the faces that have shaped the cultural landscape of the twentieth century, from Henri Matisse to Francis Bacon.

Photographer John Deakin's 1952 portrait of Francis Bacon is set to be displayed, this portrait is available to view via the V&A website. Deakin's photography played a significant role in Bacon's art, several of Francis Bacon’s most significant paintings were based on photographs, which he commissioned from Deakin.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style
11 February – 22 May 2016
National Portrait Gallery
London, WC2H 0HE

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