Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Brian Sewell: 'Francis Bacon loved to fart'

The world’s best art critic, Brian Sewell, relates how he bonded with the late artist Francis Bacon. They would meet at a Harrods juice bar and Bacon would bring an exotic vegetable for liquidising to be added to a beverage. “Asked why, he told me that he liked to fart and to this end would drink any foul concoction.” Unfortunately Sewell kept no notes of his encounters with Bacon: “I recall only disconnected jottings, as it were, with the occasional interjections of let wind.”

2 comments:

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..once in a while everyone has to let it all out...what better time than when discussing art...clears the mind and makes way for a more creative flow...
steph!
Kevin's photo inspires a new elixir for his hilarious romp...

buka said...

Wonder did the strange vegetables have any influence on his exotic paintings!