Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Treading on Bacon

Two rare samples of rugs designed by Francis Bacon have turned up in the collection of an Iranian dealer, who bought them several years ago from an elderly lady who had them on the floor in her hallway. These rugs, which have the artists name worked into their designs, may have appeared in Francis Bacon’s first exhibition in 1929, according to the Authentication Committee of Francis Bacon. There are so few examples of Bacon’s rug designs that there has been no market price established for them. Bacon designed the rugs while he was living in a flat in West London, soon after he was thrown out of his family home.
(primary source: The Times of London)