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Posted on 2012-06-25 11:37:14 in MISC

Francis Bacon online lifestyle shop opens on the 20th anniversary of his death

(The Upcoming - 24th June 2012)

Francis Bacon has become more fashionable than ever. The work of Francis Bacon first passed to John Edwards and then, after his death in 2003, to the estate, which is now opening an online shop in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the artist’s death.

But the shop doesn’t sell only books, DVDs, catalogues and reproduction of paintings; the variety of products offered and designed especially for this lifestyle store is more surprising. Following the example of celebrities, the name Francis Bacon has become a brand and has its own series of accessories starting with belts, through to t-shirts and homeware including cushions and tea sets.

All the items are decorated with either quotes from the famous painter or reproductions of his work. Francis Bacon was known and acclaimed for his raw, brutal, distressing imageries viciously representing human vulnerability, mortality and miserable existential condition (...)

Agata Gajda

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