Peppiatt, Michael, Francis Bacon in your blood , 2015
Francis Bacon in your blood : a memoir / Michael Peppiatt.
- First U.S. edition.
- London, New York : Bloombury Circus, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 401 pages ; 24 cm
- Reference LibraryNJ18.B13 P474 2015 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- ''A BBC Radio 4 book of the week" -- cover.
Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho's French House to request an interview for a student magazine he was editing. Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no-holds-barred conversation that would continue until Bacon's death thirty years later. Fascinated by the artist's brilliance and charisma, Peppiatt accompanied him on his nightly round of prodigious drinking from grand hotel to louche club and casino, seeing all aspects of Bacon's 'gilded gutter life' and meeting everybody around him, from Lucian Freud and Sonia Orwell to East End thugs; from predatory homosexuals to Andy Warhol and the Duke of Devonshire.
- Subject Terms:
- Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Friends and associates.Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.Painters -- England -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.Painters -- England -- 20th century -- Biography.Painting, British -- 20th century.Painting, Modern -- 20th century.