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'Study of a Portrait of P.L.' by Francis Bacon from the Contemporary Art Sale, May 2013

Tobias Meyer and Grégoire Billaut reflect on Francis Bacon's 'Study for a Portrait of P.L.' from 1962. The portrait epitomises Bacon’s dramatic brushwork, signature facial contruction and use of color to convey the strong emotions of his ill-fated relationship with his subject, his departed lover Peter Lacy.

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