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Arena: Bacon Meets Burroughs

During the filming for the 1982 film on William Burroughs, Arena followed him to the home and studio of old friend Francis Bacon, where he drops in for a cup of tea and a catch up. This meeting has never been broadcast, and this clip is shown uncut as the pair discuss their views on painting.

Directed by Howard Brookner and Nigel Finch
Series Editor - Anthony Wall

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3 minutes