Paris Among the Artists

From The Existential Englishman, Michael shared his experiences in conversation with writer and translator Miranda France, followed by Q&A, of a life spent amongst the artists. A life spent at its bohemian heart, rich with adventures, misadventures and the beauty of one of the most enduringly romantic cities in the world.

The event was a tremendous success. It was a partnership between The London Library and Bloomsbury Publishing, and took place on 15 October.

Bacon / Giacometti: A Dialogue

An exclusive read-through of Michael’s new play took place at Christie’s on 18 June.

A video of the performance is available here.

Talks at the RA and American Library

The American Library in Paris invited Michael to talk about his recent book The Existential Englishman on 27 March.

Michael then joined Royal Academy Artistic Director Tim Marlow on Tues 21 May.


Two Talks at the Cercle Littéraire de Lausanne

Michael gave talks on Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti at the ancient and very amiable Cercle Littéraire in Lausanne in January 2019.

‘Francis Bacon: An Intimate Portrait’

Michael gave a revealing talk on Francis Bacon at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in Soho, London, on 25 October 2018.


Michael has co-curated the Francis Bacon / Alberto Giacometti exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, Basel, which ran 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.


Many thanks to Krzysztof Cieszkowski for compiling this complete bibliography of Michael’s writings and films on Francis Bacon, which can be consulted HERE.


Michael was recently interviewed by Blouin ArtInfo, who asked him “Who should play Francis Bacon in a biopic?”  The full interview transcript can be found HERE.

Michael was also interviewed while in Singapore by Billionaire magazine. You can read the full article HERE.


Michael has just written a substantial essay on the new phenomenon of ‘World Art’ to coincide with an exhibition of 27 established and up-and-coming artists from all points on the globe that opened in Singapore in January 2014. You can order the book HERE.

Michael has been interviewed about his involvement in this event, as well as about his career and his current projects. You can read transcripts of two of the interviews HERE and HERE.

Michael being interviewed by Jill Lloyd