Sacred Monster

“Though what could I make that could compete with the horrors going on every day?” Francis Bacon’s horrifically morbid paintings were likely deeply rooted in his tragic life experiences. In childhood, his father detested him for being “delicate”; Francis had terrible allergies and was a homosexual, the latter of which had him sent away to Berlin with a family friend he described as “a real ultra sadistic sadist” who “revelled in kinky heaven”.
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