Bacon and literature

First retrospective dedicated to Francis Bacon to be held in Paris since two decades, the exhibition “Bacon: Books and Paintings” mainly looks at how literary figures influenced his work between 1971 and 1992. So, it not only presents sixty paintings including 12 triptychs and a series of portraits and self-portraits but also includes rooms where famous French actors such as Jean-Marc Barr, Hippolyte Girardot and Mathieu Amalric read texts coming from books in Francis Bacon’s library written by Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, T.S. Eliot and so on.
Centre Pompidou.
Place George Pompidou, 75004 Paris.
Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €15 / €12. Reservation required.
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September 11, 2019 - January 20, 2020