Francis Bacon

“How are you gonna remake that in another art?” – Francis Bacon, 1985.

“What modern man wants is sensation without the boredom of its conveyance.” – Bacon, quoting Valery, 1985.

“I’m optimistic about nothing. Absolutely nothing.” – Bacon, 1985.

“CHEEERIO!” – Bacon, to Melvyn Bragg, 1985.

The South Bank Show profile of Francis Bacon, filmed in 1985, is a classic document of 20th century art.

You should watch it right now.

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