Gagosian New York is presenting “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings.” This is the third exhibition of Bacon’s work following “Francis Bacon: Triptychs” (Gagosian London, 2006) and “Isabel and Other Intimate Strangers: Portraits by Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon” (Gagosian New York, 2008). Encompassing more than twenty paintings that Bacon made in London and Paris during the last two decades of his life, this is the first in-depth exploration of the innovations in his late work. In Bacon’s art, modernity and tradition converge. His ectoplasmic figures strain like savage forces of nature against shallow fields of intense color and strict armatures that bind them to the picture plane. In his gut-wrenching serialization of

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