*Read Book Ø The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon: The Authorized Biography ⚷ eBook or Kindle ePUB free

*Read Book æ The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon: The Authorized Biography ⚜ Widely Regarded As The Best British Painter Since Turner, Very Little Is Known About Francis Bacon S Life In This, The First Ever Book To Be Written About Him, Daniel Farson, Friend And Confidant To Bacon For Over Forty Years, Gives A Highly Personal, First Hand Account Of The Man As He Knew Him From His Sexual Adventures To His Rise From Obscurity To International Fame, Farson Gives Us Unique Insight Into Bacon S Genius This is my second favourite biography of the last 10 years The first is Wendy Moffat s superb biography of EM Forster Like the Moffat, one reads this with notepad at hand modern people will use iPad or iPhone Jenny to jot down the names of other interesting people and books.This is not an academic biography but rather a friend of 45 years writing a memoir of that relationship, as well as some information about Bacon Most surprisingly it is very funny and incredibly witty in that oh so terribly terribly English way.Also it should be noted that one doesn t need to be a fan of Bacon s art at all Those seeking analysis and meaning as to Bacon s art should steer clear, but anyone interested in the man read asap. The author was intimitately familiar with Bacon and the Soho art scene, including people like Douglas Cooper and Lucien Freud This book is a serious appraisal by an informed participant His portrait of Bacon is unsparing a man whom he both knew and admired as a genius, warts and all A book worth looking at. I absolutely loathe Bacon s paintings, but his life was fascinating The post war London art scene, the expats in Tangiers, the low dives of London s Soho all were goldmines of eccentricity, perversion, and arched wit This particular account is a bit too name drop y, so I had to skim through a lot to get to the lurid anecdotes Worth it though. Having to give up on this one just because Francis Bacon s life makes mine feel small and lonely.