Photographs of Bacon

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It would appear that Bacon enjoyed being photographed too. During the 1970s, Michael Holtz, Michael Pergolani, Jorge Lewinski, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Peter Stark photographed him in Reece Mews and several of these images were found strewn around the studio. The artist is caught in an astonishing variety of poses and moods. He turned to these images when painting self-portraits, a number of which bear strong similarities to these photographs.