Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson Pantheon 2000 After Three Studies for Figures at the base of a Crucifixion by Francis Bacon Pen, ink and poster paint

Martin Rowson
Pantheon 2000
After Three Studies for Figures at the base of a Crucifixion by Francis Bacon
Pen, ink and poster paint
© the artist

Francis Bacon, ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ c.1944
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944
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© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

Pantheon

Originally published on the books pages of the Independent on Sunday as part of a weekly series responding to and encapsulating all aspects of literature. This cartoon marked the publication of David Sylvester’s latest (and I think last) book on his old mate Francis Bacon, which gave me a golden opportunity to mess about with some iconic Bacon images and get them to say stupid things.