Paint the Town, Red

by articulatenyc

Red Grooms
“If you ever saw Francis Bacon’s studio, it was a world-class disaster,” says Red Grooms. “It was quite a mess.” To accurately depict that disorder in his sculptural Portrait of Francis Bacon (1990), Grooms collected a miscellany of used art supplies and other well-worn objects from his own studio and included them in the piece, portraying Bacon—legs crossed, hands clasped—right in the middle of the clutter. This diorama is as playful and narrative as a pop-up book, and it’s one of eight such works included in the show “Red Grooms’ New York City” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan through January 5. Read more on!