Francis Bacon: final painting found in ‘very private’ collection

The Guardian | Mark Brown:

Study of a Bull, 1991, has never been publicly seen, reproduced, discussed or written about. It could be a bull backing in to a burning, black void or one escaping it, moving hopefully into the heavenly light. What seems certain is that this final, extraordinary painting by Francis Bacon, unseen and undocumented until now, is by an artist who knows he will soon die… Read more

Image: Francis Bacon: Study of a Bull (detail). Underneath the bull Bacon has used real dust from his famously shambolic studio in South Kensington. Photograph: The estate of Francis Bacon All rights reserved, DACS 2016