In Memory of George Dyer by Francis Bacon (Framed)
Artist: Francis Bacon
Medium: Rare lithographic poster edition from the original oil painting of the same title (1971), mounted on a mat which signed in pencil lower right, Published by Marlborough, c. 1976
Dimensions: 19 x 14 in, 48.3 x 35.6 cm (image); 26.75 x 20 in, 68 x 51 cm (sheet size); 31 x 25.5 in, 78.7 x 64.8 cm (framed)
The image is the center panel of the triptych titled, In Memory of George Dyer. The painting was created in 1971 following the suicide of George Dyer, Bacon's partner. Bacon's prints are based on a selection of his 35 paintings dating from 1965 - 1991. Bacon worked with skilled printers to create a relatively small body of etchings and lithographs that totaled only about 40 editions. George Dyer was Bacon's friend and partner from 1964 until 1971 when Dyer committed suicide. It was two days prior to Bacon's major retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris.
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