Edition: First printing.
Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution in association with Thames and Hudson, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retrospective exhibition organized by James T. Demetrion. "In this exhibition catalog, noted British art historian Gowing and his American collaborator have done a thoughtful job of explaining Bacon's intensely morose artistic vision. In their essays they develop a few main themes, then devote the rest of the book to full-page color plates that allow for a chronological survey of the artist's painting." Illustrated with 59 color plates, including 9 foldout diptychs and triptychs. Frontispiece portrait. Includes a Catalogue of the 59 works exhibited. Foreword by James T. Demetrion; "Francis Bacon: The Human Presence" by Lawrence Gowing; "Metaphor and Meaning in Francis Bacon" by Sam Hunter. Chronology, public collections, exhibitions, select bibliography. Large format. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-500092001.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.