This bilingual book has been published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon, Monaco et la culture française’ which runs at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from 2 July 2016 until 4 September 2016. Jointly published by The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and Albin Michel, it has been compiled under the direction of Martin Harrison, the exhibition’s curator and author of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné. Nine eminent art historians (Martin Harrison, Sarah Whitfield, Amanda J. Harrison, Catherine Howie, Dr. Rebecca Daniels, Dr Carol Jacobi, Dr. Darren Ambrose, Dr. James Wishart, Eddy Batache.) have contributed essays. The book’s foreword was written by Majid Boustany, founder/director of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation.
The book invites us to explore the strong bonds Francis Bacon enjoyed with France and Monaco, and sheds light on the influence of French culture on the artist’s life and work.
Available to order online (www.henipublishing.com and on amazon) and in bookstores from 22 June 2016.