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Jeremy Irons Brings Francis Bacon's Words to Life

As Francis Bacon said, “Everything I do goes into painting.” In this short video, Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons brings to life excerpts from the artist’s interviews with David Sylvester and reveals Bacon’s own thoughts about his celebrated self portraits. 'Two Studies for a Self-Portrait,'  painted by Bacon in 1970, highlights Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 11 May 2016.