This book of extraordinarily revealing interviews with Francis Bacon by the distinguihed art critic David Sylvester , conducted over a period of twenty-five years (1962-1987), has now been substantially expanded and updated respect the first spanish edition, published by Ediciones Polígrafa on 1977. Then, Graham Greene wrote: ...An exciting document which can rank with the journals of Delacroix and the letters of Gauguin. With a brilliant use of language, Bacon talks about his aims as a painter, his obsessive effort to record and re-create the human form, his practice of making variations on old maters paintings and on photographs, his dependence on chance, or his views about the way in which his work has been interpreted, are only some of the subjects investigated in depth during these encounters.


176pp./ 17x24cm./ 108il./ Hardcover with jacket

9788434312111 Castellano


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This book, which studies Barcelona’s world of galleries, was born of a commission from the Associació Art Barcelona (Art Barcelona Association) to celebrate the XX anniversary of this group’s foundation. Apart from constituting one of the few works to analyze the history of our country’s galleries, it is also a practical document to discover the current exhibition spaces that can be visited.  The Gallery World in Barcelona is a study in three parts. The first two serve as an introduction and offer a reflection on significant episodes that constitute the background and points of reference for our contemporary framework. The first chapter, Discovering Art 1877-1936, reviews the origins and formation of the gallery institution in Catalonia, taking the Salón Parés (1877-1925) as its starting point. The second chapter, Defending Art 1939-1970, analyses the period stretching from the post-war era to the end of the seventies, a cycle that would see the consolidation of both art platforms and a public for contemporary art. And finally, the last and longest chapter, Spreading Art 1970-2012, is dedicated to recent times, a moment of particular vitality in which the art market of our city has just come together.  This is one of the first overviews to be written on the world of galleries in Spain. Up to now, we had seen individual studies of various art salons, but no overviews or essays attempting to put together a more global account.  The volume includes numerous archive images and previously unpublished materials that illustrate this fascinating journey through the history of the gallery world in the Catalonian capital. 


The Gallery World in Barcelona

The system, the art, the city
Jaume Vidal Oliveras
castellano/english. With the collaboration of the gallerist association, Associació Art Barcelona
348pp./ 16.5x23.5cm./ 209il./ Paperback

9788434313279 bilingual


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