recently revealed works from the estate
Study after Velasquez, 1950 Oil on canvas 78 x 54 in.
"You can't be more horrific than life itself." -Francis Bacon
The existence of these pictures has been a closely guarded secret since they were uncovered two years ago. Never exhibited before, the works include a suite of paintings from the 1950's that offer a close look at the development of Bacon's imagery, through study after study.