BACON – GIACOMETTI
Michael has co-curated the Francis Bacon / Alberto Giacometti exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, Basel, which runs from 29 April until 2 September 2018. For further details, click HERE.
TWO TALKS ABOUT FRANCIS BACON
Michael recently gave his new talk about his close relationship to Francis Bacon, entitled Francis Bacon: An Intimate Portrait, at the Beyeler Foundation on 30 May 2018.
Michael is to give a further talk on Francis Bacon at The how to: Academy on 25 October 2018 from 6:45 to 8pm.
To book tickets, click HERE.
FRANCIS BACON IN YOUR BLOOD: A MEMOIR
Francis Bacon in Your Blood: A Memoir
has recently been released as an audiobook narrated by Michael himself. It is available through Audible
It was chosen Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’ and by The Sunday Times as its Art Book of the Year.
The book has received glowing reviews from the following publications:
, Culture Whisper
, Daily Mail (Hardback
), Evening Standard (Hardback
), Fun Posts
, Guardian (Hardback
), Independent (Hardback
, Literary Review
, Mail on Sunday
, Mature Times
, RA Magazine, Spectator
, Sunday Times
, Telegraph (Hardback
), Times (Hardback
), Times Literary Supplement (Hardback
), The Lady
Art in America
, Artillery Magazine
, Bay Area Reporter
, Brooklyn Rail
, Kirkus Reviews
, Fishy Words
, Gay and Lesbian Review
, Lambda Literary
, New Yorker (Hardback
), New York Times
, New York Times Book Review
, Publishers Weekly
and San Francisco Gate
Art Newspaper (Russia)
, Art Republik (Hong Kong), Business Post
, New Zealand Listener
, Gulf News
, Hot Press
, Irish Examiner
, Irish Independent
, Irish Times
, Telegraph (India)
, Les Echos (France)
, Ottawa Citizen
and Stuff (New Zealand)
and The AU Review
Adaptations & Extracts
A series of extracts were broadcast on Radio 4 from 24th to 28th August read by Adrian Scarborough. The Omnibus edition of these readings is available HERE
Talks & Readings
Michael has spoken at various venues including Ilkley, Bath, Dublin and Ely. He also gave a talk at Christie’s New York on 19 January 2016.
Michael will be reading from Francis Bacon In Your Blood on 14 September at 7pm at Westminster School and at the Oxford and Cambridge Club Literary Lunch on 15 September.
Michael recently appeared in Christie’s magazine and was photographed by David Vintiner.
A BRUSH WITH VIOLENCE
Michael was recently interviewed for the BBC3 programme “Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence”, which is available to watch through iPlayer. We also having the following clips of Michael’s segments on the programme:
Michael was recently photographed by the celebrated photographer Michael Woods.
Michael with publisher Thomas Neurath
TWO TALKS IN LONDON
Michael is giving a talk at Westminister School at 7pm on 14 September, and at the Oxford and Cambridge Club Literary Lunch at 1pm on 15 September.
Michael spoke to The Daily Beast’s Lizzie Crocker on the subject of the five Bacon paintings stolen last July from a Spanish banker’s home in Madrid. The article can be found HERE.
FRANCIS BACON IN MONACO
Michael spoke to The Telegraph‘s Mark Hudson on Monaco’s role in Bacon’s artistic development, in advance of the Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, which runs from 2 July to 4 September. The article can be found HERE.
Michael’s interview with the artist Bill Jacklin has been published in a book of the artist’s New York paintings, with a foreword by Sting, as reported by The Examiner
. You can order the book HERE
Michael appeared on Newsnight to discuss the unfinished Bacon canvas found on the back of two Tony O’Malley paintings.
The programme is available to view HERE.
Michael talks about Francis Bacon’s Two Figures in a video made for Christie’s. See it HERE. He was also interviewed by Monocle on the subject, which you can listen to HERE.