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The Resource Visitors' book : in Francis Bacon's shadow : the lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller, by Jon Lys-Turner

Visitors' book : in Francis Bacon's shadow : the lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller, by Jon Lys-Turner

Label
Visitors' book : in Francis Bacon's shadow : the lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller
Title
Visitors' book
Title remainder
in Francis Bacon's shadow : the lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller
Statement of responsibility
by Jon Lys-Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The artists Dicky Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller are by no means household names, but from their first meeting in 1937 to the former's death in 2008, the were the zeligs of the British art world. Though they stubbornly guarded their privacy, they hoarded correspondence, diaries and artworks - much of which survives in the care of author Jon Lys-Turner. From collaborating on canvases with Francis Bacon - Denis's closest friend - to Dicky's cover designs for Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, their story throws up unexpected and fascinating brushes with some of the most culturally important figures in 20th century British society. Their personal relationship was fraught with contradictions. They were a long-term gay couple who resented the decriminalisation of homosexuality. They were dependent on each other but staggeringly promiscuous. This book is their story
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lys-Turner, Jon
Dewey number
  • 709.2'2
  • 709.22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chopping, Richard
  • Wirth-Miller, Denis
  • Art, British
  • Art and Design
Label
Visitors' book : in Francis Bacon's shadow : the lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller, by Jon Lys-Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472121660
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781472121660
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Visitors' book : in Francis Bacon's shadow : the lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller, by Jon Lys-Turner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472121660
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781472121660
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

    • Westminster Reference LibraryBorrow it
      35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP, GB
      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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