“Francis Bacon’s Studio”, Dublin Ireland
If this was your son’s room would you punish him? Send him to bed without dinner? Ground him, or take away his car privileges? Or, maybe not buy him any more paint or canvases, until he learns to look after them properly? Perhaps slap him around a bit and take away his arts and craft supplies forever? Yes, Yes, and Yes! Small problem: your son is Francis Bacon and because of your heavy handed judgmental parenting he will give up art and never produce, “Three Studies of Lucien Freud”, which will not sell (because you had to teach him a lesson) for $190,000,000. Oops! Who is being taught a lesson now?