The next portrait to feature in our ‘Catalogue Raisonné Focus’ series is Turning Figure, 1962, which is presently on show at the Museé Fabre as part of their ‘Francis Bacon / Bruce Nauman. Face to Face’ exhibition.
The figure in this painting is more androgynous than those that feature in two similar standing female nudes, Nude, 1961, and Figure Turning, 1692. The anatomy in it doesn’t have any significant attributes that identify its gender, and only the long hair distinguishes it as female.
Excerpts: Martin Harrison, FSA. 62-11 Turning Figure, 1962, Catalogue Raisonné Volume III, page 700-701.
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