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Francis Bacon (1988)

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Francis Bacon ...
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Bragg: You didn't go to art school, did you?
Bacon: No, thank god. I would have been taught all those techniques
Bacon: I don't want to know.
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repeatedly watchable
16 December 2003 | by (...) – See all my reviews

Francis Bacon himself was perhaps even more fascinating than his paintings...or at very least he was an amazing presence and a great raconteur. He gets progressively more drunk as the principal interview proceeds; a man who was already brutally honest reaches inspired levels of candor befitting the finest of Irish alcoholics. This is interpolated with many deftly executed segments of a more purely art critical nature. Highly recommended to anyone wanting more of Bacon and his art.

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