I read an article in the Guardian today about the famous Irish/British artist Francis bacon.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/ ... -revisited
Here is the quote of interest
Richardson argues that Bacon's art went rapidly downhill when, after Dyer's death, he entered a relationship with John Edwards, which was "seemingly free of sadomasochistic overtones. This may explain why Bacon's work lost its sting and failed to thrill. Paintings inspired by Edwards, as well as a Formula 1 driver and a famous cricketer the artist fancied (fetishism survives in the batting pads), reveal that in old age Bacon managed to banish his demons and move on to beefcake. His headless hunks of erectile tissue buffed to perfection have an angst-free, soft-porn glow".
Does anyone know which formula one driver inspired Bacon and what the piece is called?
I suppose this rather odd thread might also be used for other artists or artistic pieces related to motosport (of which there are probably thousands!)