This January, you can see the work of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud side by side, when Bacon and Freud: Graphic Works comes to Mayfair.
Both artists made prints throughout their careers, and this exhibition will provide an overview of the artists’ graphic output and demonstrate the different approaches each took to printmaking. Bacon wanted his prints to be as close to his paintings as possible - his meticulousness and desire for perfection are evident in the works on display. Similarly Freud's purist black-and-white etchings are a natural progressions from his canvases - unsettling, honest and deeply intimate.
Particular highlights include Freud's Woman with an Arm Tattoo, a familiar testament to the quality of human flesh. Look out for Bacon's lithograph Portrait of Pope Innocent X - a captivating piece of grotesquerie.
|What||Bacon and Freud: Graphic Works|
|Where||Marlborough Graphics, 6 Albemarle Street, London , W1S 4BY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
18 Jan 17 – 24 Feb 17, Monday - Friday: 10am - 5.30pm Saturday: 10am - 4.00pm
|Website||Click here for more information|