Francis Bacon....by Peter Beard, Bacon on his roof at 80 Narrow Street, Londra, marzo 1970, Peter e Najma Beard, New York

Peter Beard, Bacon on his roof at 80 Narrow Street, Londra, marzo Peter e Najma Beard, New York.

Francis Bacon, c. 1950s, photograph possibly taken in Tangier by Peter Lacy. Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, c. photograph possibly taken in Tangier by Peter Lacy. Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon. L: Working documents – Photos by John Deakin c 1964. R: Double Portrait of Lucian Freud & Frank Auerbach.

Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon. L: Working documents – Photos by John Deakin c R: Double Portrait of Lucian Freud & Frank Auerbach.

Peter Beard, circa 1970s. Self-Portrait photograph. Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Peter Beard, circa 1970s. Self-Portrait photograph. Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon with Muriel Belcher at Colony Club

Muriel Belcher, owner of the Colony Room, with Francis Bacon.

Nazi Mouth

Nazi Mouth “What horror could I make that could compete with what goes on every single day? If you read the newspapers, if you look at television, if you know what’s going on in the world… what could I do that competes with the horrors going on?

Nazi Mouth “What horror could I make that could compete with what goes on every single day? If you read the newspapers, if you look at television, if you know what’s going on in the world… what could I do that competes with the horrors going on?"

Nazi Mouth “What horror could I make that could compete with what goes on every single day? If you read the newspapers, if you look at television, if you know what’s going on in the world… what could I do that competes with the horrors going on?

Isabel Rawsthorne, circa 1960s. Photograph by John Deakin . Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Isabel Rawsthorne, circa Photograph by John Deakin . Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Left: Still from "Battleship Potemkin," directed by S.M. Eisenstein, 1925. Right: Study for the Nurse (detail), Francis Bacon, 1957

Left: Still from "Battleship Potemkin," directed by S. Eisenstein, Right: Study for the Nurse (detail), Francis Bacon, 1957

A candid shot of Francis Bacon drinking in Soho’s ‘French House’, December 14th 1984. (Image: Neil Libbert, via ‘The Guardian’

A candid shot of Francis Bacon drinking in Soho’s ‘French House’, December (Image: Neil Libbert, via ‘The Guardian’

Lucian Freud, circa 1960s. Photograph by John Deakin. Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Bacon first met Lucian Freud 1943 and they became close friends. Freud painted a portrait of Bacon and Bacon produced several portraits of Freud, some of which were based on the series of photographs taken by John Deakin. (The Estate of Francis Bacon

Interior of the door of Francis Bacon's Reece Mews studio. Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Interior of the door of Francis Bacon's Reece Mews studio. Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Henrietta Moraes, circa 1961. Photograph by John Deakin . Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Henrietta Moraes, circa Photograph by John Deakin . Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon and George Dyer on the Orient Express, 1965. Photograph by John Deakin. Collection Hugh Lane Gallery © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Black and white photograph of Francis Bacon and George Dyer on the Orient Express, 1965 Photos: John Deakin Collection: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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