Francis Bacon - MetropolitanTriptych
The set of three Etching & Aquatints in colours, 1981, on Guarro paper, each printed on a separate sheet, signed by the artist in pencil
Edition: 99 - There were also 15 Artists proofs and 15 Hors Commerce proofs.
Literature: Francis Bacon: Oeuvre Graphique (Catalogue Raisonee) Bruno Sabatier Number 4
Published by: Poligrafa, Barcelona, Spain
Note: This work is also found with the the the three etchings, made smaller, printed on just one sheet of paper. Poligrapha title this set as “Simple”
This mysterious Tryptych is one of the last that Bacon created, following the suicide of his long term companion, George Dyer, in 1971. It is believed to represent Dyer on the beach. The artists companion killed himself in the hotel room where he and Bacon were staying on the eve of the opening of the landmark retrospective of Bacon’s work at the Grand Palais. The Oil painting, on which this is based, was sold at Christies London, in 2008 to a private collector.
Size: Image: 387 x 295 mm.(each); Paper: 650 x 500 mm. (each) (3)