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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
Phenomena John McEwen Restrospectives are treacherous things. The most famous victim of one, as Saul Steinberg recently pointed out, being the wife of Lot. Every artist who allows himself to be...Read more
The luxury of the real thing Bryan Robertson PruneIla Clough's paintings have the same distant but true relationship with urban realities as the imaginatively eccentric musings of Fabre in...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