Category Archives: photography

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, Germany, is currently staging a fantastic show on portrait painting and photography, Wunsch & Wirklichkeit Der Einfluss der Fotografie auf das Porträt. I will be giving the public lecture ‘Kill your Darlings – Francis Bacons … Continue reading

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INCOMING

The current refugee crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The photographer Richard Mosse followed two major refugee routes with a military grade camera. I reviewed his show Incoming, on display at the Barbican’s Curve Gallery … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON NEW STUDIES

My review of Francis Bacon – New Studies: Centenary Essays was just published on ‘on artbooks’ the blog by artbooksonline. You can read it here: New Studies review  

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AND EVERYTHING BECOMES NOTHING AGAIN

‘And everything becomes nothing again’ is the latest project of the wonderful and talented Léa Habourdin, which follows the breeding cycle of an osprey couple in the Baltic woods. I had the great pleasure of writing an introduction for her … Continue reading

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PERRY OGDEN INTERVIEW

      I interviewed Perry Ogden on photographing Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews studio before its relocation to Ireland in 1998. Find out more in the latest issue of SuperMassiveBlackHole focussing on studio spaces. Download the magazine here

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BACON MONTHLY FOCUS

      Francis Bacon was fascinated by bullfighting and repeatedly referred to the corrida in his paintings. Find my brief introduction on the artist’s relationship to the topic as ‘Monthly Focus’ on the website of the Francis Bacon MB … Continue reading

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RESEARCH PROJECT MONACO

The website of the new Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation in Monaco is now online and features a brief introduction of my one-year research project for them. More info here

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