Francis Bacon’s friend and assistant recalls the time he accidentally destroyed one of the artist’s finished works

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The Gallery of Lost Art was an online exhibition that told the stories of vanished artworks. Whether destroyed, stolen, discarded or erased some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost and can no longer be seen. 

We revisit the series of films produced for the project and hear from some of the people closest to each fascinating story.

In this film Francis Bacon’s friend Barry Joule recalls the time he accidentally destroyed one of the artist’s finished pieces.