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Taken from a photograph of Trotsky's, 1987

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35.04 x 24.41 in

89.0 x 62.0 cm

Edition of 99

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Francis Bacon’s 1987 etching Taken from a photograph of Trotsky’s depicts a desk whose materials appear in danger of falling off. The tall piece of anthropomorphic furniture is draped with white cloth or paper, stained with blood on the left side. The work appears as a portrait of the agitating Communist thinker, Leon Trotsky, who was executed in Mexico, where he had been exiled by Joseph Stalin. Here, we see Trotsky’s desk, his writing and reading materials, and perhaps, allegorically, his shrouded remains.

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