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Bacon in Moscow

Title
Bacon in Moscow / James Birch.
ISBN
9781788169745
1788169743
9781782839484 (ePub ebook)
Publication
London : Cheerio, 2022.
Physical Description
204 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary
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, attachés 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.
Other formats
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Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 27, 2022
Genre/Form
Exhibition catalogs.
History.
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