The abundant and wide-ranging material that covered Francis Bacon's studio was essential inspiration—and perhaps reveals something of this enigmatic artist.
Studies for a Portrait
by Michael Peppiatt
Yale University Press
$35.00 List Price
I remember feeling astonished when, in 1991, Francis Bacon invited me to enter his studio. It was, after all, an intensely private place, and this secretive man preferred to work there undisturbed. Martin Harrison, whose keen-eyed research into the contents of the artist’s lair has now resulted in the arresting Francis Bacon: Incunabula, declares that “only Bacon’s closest friends were allowed into his Reece Mews studio.”