Crossing the Channel. Friendships and Connections in Paris and London 1946-1965. Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Alberto Giacometti

Crossing the Channel. Friendships and Connections in Paris and London 1946-1965. Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Alberto Giacometti
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London. Gagosian Gallery. 2010. First edition. Brown cloth spine with grey thick card boards, pasted title-label on front board. 89 pages, some unopened. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 270 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"). .7kg. 9781935263142. English. Fine.

Catalogue for an exhibition held at the Gagosian Gallery in London. 'The show examined the vibrant exchange of ideas and influences between Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Alberto Giacometti in Paris and London during the postwar years. The exhibition spanned the period from 1946, the year the international borders reopened following World War II, and 1965, when the Tate Gallery presented Giacometti's retrospective. During this time, the web of friendships and alliances between artists, patrons, and collectors proved to be enormously influential.' (from the publisher's description). The catalogue is beautifully produced, with an unusual and stylish binding and different paper stocks. It was designed by Sinead Madden and printed at the Beacon Press, Uckfield, UK. It captures a fascinating artistic period with archival photographs and insights into these three masters of modern art.