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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
Tanya Harrod A good deal of current work in both design and fine art seems to be responding to an existential problem — why make art at all in such a full world? There are so many odd haunting...Read more
Gilbert & George: Fundamental Pictures (Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, New York, till 28 June) What an achievement! Roger Kimball I t is one of the oddities of being an art critic today that so...Read more
Sam Leith M ASTERS OF A MERICAN C OMICS edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik and Brian Walker Yale University Press, £25, pp. 256, ISBN 030011317X ✆ £20 (plus £2.45 p&p) 0870 429 6655 G RAPHIC N...Read more
Aesthetic delight Roger Kimball I t was not so long ago that one of the worst things you could say about a work of art was that it was 'decorative'. The adverb 'merely' was always silently...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