Portfolio > Appropriations: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture was presented at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco in 2016. The exhibition included his last painting, “Study of a Bull,” which is in a private collection and had not been previously displayed publicly.

The photograph with the article included an installation view. When I zoomed in on “Study of a Bull” to see it more clearly, I was struck by how the photographer had captured with “Study of a Bull” (under glass) the reflected image of a triptych hanging on an adjacent wall. I appropriated the “Study of a Bull” overlaid with the image reflected in its protective glass.

14 July 2016

Fragmented Box (via Francis Bacon), #1
Mixed Media: spray paint, cardboard, tape, stretched canvas, conte, graphite, marker, paper on plywood.
23 2/4 x 24 x 3/4"
Fragmented Box (via Francis Bacon), #2
Mixed Media: spray paint, cardboard, tape, stretched canvas, charcoal, feather on foamcore.
28 x 20 x 3/4"
Fragmented Box/Not (via Francis Bacon), #3
Mixed Media: spray paint, cardboard, tape, marker, paper, gesso, found bottle cap on foamcore.
25 x 24 1/4 x 1"

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture was presented at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco in 2016. The exhibition included his last painting, “Study of a Bull,” which is in a private collection and had not been previously displayed publicly.

The photograph with the article included an installation view. When I zoomed in on “Study of a Bull” to see it more clearly, I was struck by how the photographer had captured with “Study of a Bull” (under glass) the reflected image of a triptych hanging on an adjacent wall. I appropriated the “Study of a Bull” overlaid with the image reflected in its protective glass.

14 July 2016