Album artwork for The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter

Madrid. Unfinished. Man Dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed.

Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist's mind.

‘This is my attempt to write as painting, not about it; an attempt to replicate thought, struggle, the struggle of thought, but also the sheer energy of the eye’s confrontation with the painted image. It’s the result of a long preoccupation I’ve had with Francis Bacon and I hope that, even though it is a book about death, it’s very much a living thing.’ Max Porter

Max Porter

The Death of Francis Bacon

Faber and Faber
Album artwork for The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter
Hardback

£5.00

Released 19/10/2023Catalogue Number

9780571366514

Max Porter

The Death of Francis Bacon

Faber and Faber
Album artwork for The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter
Hardback

£5.00

Released 19/10/2023Catalogue Number

9780571366514

Madrid. Unfinished. Man Dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed.

Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist's mind.

‘This is my attempt to write as painting, not about it; an attempt to replicate thought, struggle, the struggle of thought, but also the sheer energy of the eye’s confrontation with the painted image. It’s the result of a long preoccupation I’ve had with Francis Bacon and I hope that, even though it is a book about death, it’s very much a living thing.’ Max Porter