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Exhibitions Anguished aftermath Giles Auty Paris Post War Art and Existentialism 1945-55 (Tate Gallery, till 5 September) R ecollections from my schooldays remind me that signs of black humour...Read more
Each man for himself Laura Gascoigne P eriods of austerity tend to be nostalgic only for those who haven't lived through them: if you remember the Fifties fondly, you probably weren't there. For...Read more
Out of decay, immortality Giles Au ty I was having lunch this Tuesday with a painter friend when news of Francis Bacon's death reached us. Bacon was in his 83rd year and was felt by many who knew...Read more
Martin Gayford LOOKING BACK AT FRANCIS BACON by David Sylvester Thames & Hudson, £29.95, pp. 272 S hould the critic be the friend of the artist, or not? The contrary argument is that by being...Read more
Francis Bacon: The Human Body (Hayward Gallery, till 5 April) Surprise faults and virtues Martin Gayford A ked who he thought was the greatest French poet, Andre Gide famously replied, `Victor...Read more
Francis Bacon (Pompidou Centre, till 14 October) Cooked up emotions Edward Lucie-Smith T he Bacon retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is about the best repre- sentation of the artist...Read more