British art in America

Back from New York and Minneapolis. In MOMA saw various Francis Bacon’s: a 1991 triptych, which must have been one of his last pictures; a Pope; and Study of a Baboon from 1953. The latter came from James Thrall Soby. I have come across him in the context of my Peter Watson research, as correspondence survives between them, although they appear not to have been close.

Completely unexpected in amongst the strange experimental objects in the Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis was a 1953 Bacon head of a man.

Otherwise a Moore piece in the sculpture garden at MOMA.