Francis Bacon in Your Blood

Francis Bacon in Your Blood Ebook Francis Bacon In Your Blood Author Michael Peppiatt Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk It Is A Story I Have Been Wanting To Write For A Long Time, Telling It As It Really Was Before That Whole World That I Shared With Francis Vanishes Michael Peppiatt Met Francis Bacon In June 1963 In Soho S French House To Request An Interview For A Student Magazine He Was Editing Bacon Invited Him To Lunch, And Over Oysters And Chablis They Began A Friendship And A No Holds Barred Conversation That Would Continue Until Bacon S Death Thirty Years Later Fascinated By The Artist S Brilliance And Charisma, Peppiatt Accompanied Him On His Nightly Round Of Prodigious Drinking From Grand Hotel To Louche Club And Casino, Seeing All Aspects Of Bacon S Gilded Gutter Life And Meeting Everybody Around Him, From Lucian Freud And Sonia Orwell To East End Thugs From Predatory Homosexuals To Andy Warhol And The Duke Of Devonshire He Also Frequently Discussed Painting With Bacon In His Studio, Where Only The Artist S Closest Friends Were Ever Admitted The Soho Photographer, John Deakin, Who Introduced The Young Student To The Famous Artist, Called Peppiatt Bacon S Boswell Despite The Chaos Bacon Created Around Him Peppiatt Managed To Record Scores Of Their Conversations Ranging Over Every Aspect Of Life And Art, Love And Death, The Revelatory And Hilarious As Well As The Poignantly Tragic Gradually Bacon Became A Kind Of Father Figure For Peppiatt, And The Two Men S Lives Grew Closely Intertwined In This Intimate And Deliberately Indiscreet Account, Bacon Is Shown Close Up, Grand And Petty, Tender And Treacherous By Turn, And Often Quite Unlike The Myth That Has Grown Up Around Him This Is A Speaking Portrait, A Living Likeness, Of The Defining Artist Of Our Times.

  • 4.5
  • 974
  • English
  • 23 March 2017
  • Kindle Edition
  • 417 pages
  • Francis Bacon in Your Blood
  • Michael Peppiatt

10 thoughts on “Francis Bacon in Your Blood

  1. Kirsten says:

    Almost gave up on this one early because I wasn t sure I liked the tone, but I m glad I stuck with it TheI read the better it got the longer I was in that world theI liked being there Basically a memoir based around his friendship with Bacon, their interactions over the years, flipping between Lond...

  2. David M says:

    It s sort of inspiring to read about the way Francis Bacon would spend money endless rounds of drinks for himself and all his friends and plenty of people who became his friends because he bought them drinks , dinner night after night at the most expensive restaurants in Paris and London, him always footing the bill for everyone All in all, a fat fucking pig wallowing in excess While I don t exactly dream of being rich, it makes me think maybe I could stand to be a little bit looser,It s sort of inspiring to read about the way Francis Bacon would spend money endless rounds of drinks for himself and all his friends and plenty of people who became his friends because he bought them drinks , dinner night after night at the most expensive restaurants in Paris and London, him always footing the bill for everyone All in all, a fat fucking pig wallowing in excess While I don t exactly dream of being rich, it makes me think maybe I could stand to be a little bit looser,generous Maybe I should start buyin...

  3. Bettie☯ says:

    Adrian Scarborough reads Michael Peppiatt s intimate and indiscreet account of his thirty year friendship with the defining artist of our time.Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho s French House to request an interview for a student magazine Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no holds barred conversation that would continue until Bacon s death in 1992.The Soho photographer Adrian Scarborough reads Michael Peppiatt s intimate and indiscreet account of his thirty year friendship with the defining artist of our time.Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho s French House to request an interview for a student magazine Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no holds barred conversation that would continue until Bacon s death in 1992.The Soho photographer, John Deakin, who introduced the young student to the famous artist, called Peppiatt Bacon s Boswell And for decades, Peppiatt accompanied Bacon on his nightly round of prodigious drinking from grand hotel to lo...

  4. Laura says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Adrian Scarborough reads Michael Peppiatt s intimate and indiscreet account of his thirty year friendship with the defining artist of our time.Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho s French House to request an interview for a student magazine Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no holds barred conversation that would continue until Bacon s death in 1992.The Soho photographer, John Deakin, wh From BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Adrian Scarborough reads Michael Peppiatt s intimate and indiscreet account of his thirty year friendsh...

  5. Carolyn Willitts says:

    Completely perfect

  6. Wanda says:

    19 AUG 2015 recommended by Bettie Thanks

  7. Gina says:

    I really liked this book It is well written and multifaceted It s true that there is some repetition of things Francis Bacon said but I think he repeated them because he thought they were important and didn t want them to be forgotten by his faithful friend and biographer He would also paint the same subject in multiple studies, another form of his repetition and underscoring of important ideas and images There seemed to be a need forways than one to say the same thing As I read, I wo I really liked this book It is well written and multifaceted It s true that there is some repetition of things Francis Bacon said but I think he repeated them because he thought they were important and didn t want them to be forgotten by his faith...

  8. Tosh says:

    Michael Peppiatt s memoir of life with the great painter Francis Bacon is rich in alcohol and every expensive meal they ate If Peppiatt added recipes to this book, it would have been one of the great cookbooks of all time On the other hand, we have lives here that spent the greatest of all possible times Depression is around the corner, but when you re drinking the finest alcoholic drinks and eating food like today will be your last, it is hard to feel sorry for the participants in Bacon s li Michael Peppiatt s memoir of life with the great painter Francis Bacon is rich in alcohol and every expensive meal they ate If Peppiatt added recipes to this book, it would have been one of the great cookbooks of all time On the other hand, we have lives here that spent the greatest of all possible times Depression is around the corner, but when you re drinking the finest alcoholic drinks and eating food like today will be your last, it is hard to feel sorry for the participants in Bacon s life The one thing I lo...

  9. Luke says:

    If you picked up Michael Peppiatt s book looking for a biography of Bacon, you re going to be disappointed Yes, there are plenty of facts here But no, Bacon biog isn t the point This is a book about Peppiatt, himself Actually, it sof a Venn diagram about how the writer s life intersects with Bacon, though I must admit I am picturing such a diagram being loosely sketched on canvas by Francis himself, using the bin lid he kept for such circumference related purposes To be fair, this boo If you picked up Michael Peppiatt s book looking for a biography of Bacon, you re going to be disappointed Yes, there are plenty of facts here But no, Bacon biog isn t the point This is a book about Peppiatt, himself Actually, it sof a Venn diagram about how the writer s life intersects with Bacon, though I must admit I am picturing such a diagram being loosely sketched on canvas by Francis himself, using the bin lid he kept for such circumference related purposes To be fair, this book isn t sold as an artist biography Peppiatt has already written one of those, the well received Francis Bacon Anatomy of an Enigma This is his own story, which is intriguing enough, gi...

  10. Tom says:

    As a big fan of Francis bacon, this book added great insight to his life and work, I have read several books with fb as subject and this is clearly the best

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