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Francis Bacon: The Beauty of Meat

Francis Bacon, Two Figures with a Monkey, 1973.⁠

The first solo exhibition in Brazil devoted to the artist's work, "Francis Bacon: The Beauty of Meat" at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo presents a pioneering queer focus on the artist’s work, with 23 paintings produced from 1947 to 1988.⁠

Over six decades, Bacon captured individuals from London's bohemian and cultural circles, alongside anonymous figures encountered in bars, and his intimate partners, such as Peter Lacy and George Dyer, with whom he maintained intense and often turbulent relationships. While not strictly autobiographical, Bacon's work is imbued with remnants of his personal experiences, desires, and relationships.⁠