Francis Bacon, Study of a Bull, 1991. Credit: The estate of Francis Bacon All rights reserved, DACS 2016
Francis Bacon's last complete painting, Study of a Bull, has emerged publicly for the first time and will go on view later this year at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and later at the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain.
Underneath the bull, Bacon reportedly employed dust from his perpetually trashed South Kensington studio. Evidently, he used to say: "Dust is eternal, after all we all return to dust.”
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low