The Visitors' Book

The Visitors' Book

In Francis Bacon's Shadow: The Lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller

Hardback400pp Illustrated240x160mm

9781472121660     Product Code: 505615


When the artists Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller died, their friend Jon Lys Turner inherited a vast archive of letters and diaries. These writings reveal a remarkable tale of talent and transgression, of a group of largely gay young men who pushed boundaries in their art and their relationships against a backdrop of wild nights in Fitzrovia; of artistic fame and week-long parties at their cottage in Wivenhoe, Essex; and, towering over it all, the brilliant, disturbing figure of Francis Bacon.

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