Francis Bacon at the BBC | The artist discusses his paintings and influences
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 17 August 1991
DURATION | 29 minutes 11 seconds
In this interview, recorded in Bacon's 82nd year, the artist talks openly and movingly about his influences, his work and his ongoing passion for both life and painting. Although Bacon resists any attempt to eulogise him or his work, the sense of a great man looking back on a remarkable life suffuses the interview.
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