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Bacon in Moscow by James Birch

Bacon in Moscow by James Birch

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This funny and personal memoir is the account of an audacious attempt by James Birch, a young British curator, to mount the ground-breaking retrospective of Francis Bacon's work at the newly refurbished Central House of Artists, Moscow in 1988.

 

Side-lined by the British establishment, Birch found himself at the heart of a honey-trap and the focus for a picaresque cast of Soviet officials, attaches and politicians under the forbidding eye of the KGB as he attempted to bring an unseen western cultural icon to Russia during the time of 'Glasnost', just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Bacon in Moscow is the story of the evolution of an exhibition that was at the artistic and political heart of a sea of change that culminated with the fall of the USSR.

 

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'A rollicking cultural adventure before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the meteoric rise of contemporary art in the nineties.' - Grayson Perry

  • Details

    Imprint: Profile Books

    Published: 1 June 2023

    ISBN: 9781788169769

    Pages: 240

    Format: Paperback 

    Illustrations: Two colour sections of 8 pages and 16 pages, the rest mono: 20-30 photographs, 42 painting

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