Francis Bacon: The First Pope London, United Kingdom

Exhibition

Francis Bacon: The First Pope

London, United Kingdom

15th March – 23rd April 2022

gagosian.com

Gagosian Davies Street opens its exhibition Francis Bacon: The First Pope on Tuesday 15th March, displaying Bacon's first painting which engages with the papal subject. Caruso St John designed the space for the work, which has never been exhibited publicly before.

The design aims to echo the atmosphere of the painting. The gallery's walls and ceiling are painted in an almost black, with hints of blue and purple. The windows are blacked out and the walls are lined with a heavy curtain, creating an immersive space to view the lone illuminated work.

Image, Francis Bacon's Landscape with Pope/Dictator (circa 1946) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved.

Image below, Francis Bacon: The First Pope Gagosian Davies Street installation.

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