Logique de la sensation (after Study from the Human Body 1981)

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    Francis Bacon

    Irish-British • 1909 - 1992

    Francis Bacon was a larger-than-life figure during his lifetime and remains one now more than ever. Famous for keeping a messy studio, and even more so for his controversial, celebrated depictions of papal subjects and bullfights, often told in triptychs, Bacon signified the blinding dawn of the Modern era. His signature blurred portraits weren't murky enough to stave off his reputation as highly contentious—his paintings were provocations against social order in the people's eye. But, Bacon often said, "You can't be more horrific than life itself."
     
    In conversation with yet challenging the conventions of Modern art, Bacon was known for his triptychs brutalizing formalist truths, particularly Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which Bacon debuted in London in 1944, and Three Studies of Lucian Freud, which became famous when it set the record for most expensive work of art at auction at the time it sold in 2013.

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Logique de la sensation (after Study from the Human Body 1981)

1981
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 17 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (44.8 x 32.7 cm)
Signed and numbered 35/150 in pencil (there were also 25 in Roman numerals), printed by Arts Litho (with their blindstamp), published by Éditions de la Différence, Paris, framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $11,250

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New York Auction 25 October 2019