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Posted on 2018-12-28 06:53:46 in DISPLAY
Decorative image: Francis Bacon's Figure in a Room, 1962. Oil on Canvas. CR no. 62-12.
Francis Bacon, Figure in a Room, 1962. Oil on Canvas. CR no. 62-12. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2018. All rights reserved.

Figure in a Room, 1962 is currently displaying at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. The painting was created using oil on canvas and first exhibited as part of a group exhibition in Eindhoven from 21 October - 9 December 1962. The painting has only been exhibited four times in a group exhibition, and only once in a solo show. We are delighted that it is now on permanent display at the Leeum.

The painting features a figure on a wedge-shaped dais, much like another painting from the same period, Woman on a Red Couch, 1961. The dark palette, twisted body and blood-red streaks across the figure combine to create an intense, bleak impression.

The early 60s was a prolific time for the artist. In 1961 Bacon moved to 7 Reece Mews and the first-floor studio was to become the most important room in his life. 1962 proved to be a particularly busy year for the artist and he was honoured with a retrospective at Tate Britain, London, for which he finished his first large-scale triptych Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962 just in time to be included. After this came a period when he created a number of large-scale triptychs such as Three Figures in a Room, 1964 and Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969.

Figure in a Room, 1962
On permanent display
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea, Museum 2, 2F

Word ref: The Estate of Francis Bacon website

*Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change. For all confirmation regarding this display, please contact the host Samsung Museum of Art directly ahead of your visit.


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