STUDIO Francis Bacon's M. G. Stephens essay Francis Bacon moved into 7 Reece Mews in 1961 and spent the next thirty years living and painting there. Reece Mews was a London block of Victorian coach houses in South Kensington, former horse stables transformed in the twentieth century into homes that, however cramped, were deemed quaint and artsy. The mews house was a small warren of rooms up a narrow flight of stairs, where some of Bacon's finest paintings were done. At the time, he was already considered one of the greatest living artists. In 1961, the building had two floors, but the ground floor was a garage for storage. To get to Photograph: "Interior of 7 Reece Mews" By Perry Ogden Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane C The Estate of Francis Bacon/ All rights reserved /DACS London WINTER 2009 / ThE MISSouRI REvIEW 155 the living quarters, one climbed a narrow staircase so steep that a rope was strung alongside it in order to hoist oneself upwards. The top floor consisted of the studio--separated from the rest of the space by a door--and a living area with a small bedroom, a kitchen with a bathtub, and
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Dec 17, 2009
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