Giacometti in Paris – Best Art Book of 2023

Giacometti in Paris appeared in The Times’s list of 12 best art books of 2023.

You can read the full list here:

Illustrated Presentation at Christie’s

Michael made an illustrated presentation of his new book, ‘Giacometti in Paris’, on 2 November at Christie’s London.


Recent Talks

Michael talked about his new book Giacometti in Paris on the following dates:

11 October at 4:30pm at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in the Leslie Stephen Room.

12 October at 7:00pm at Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely (details below):

Mention in Angela Ledgerwood interview

“I often pick up one of my favorite books, Interviews with Artists 1966-2012, by art critic Michael Peppiatt. It’s the kind of book you can open at any page when you need a snippet of insight from a great artist.”

Michael’s book was mentioned in this excellent interview of Angela Ledgerwood by Girls at Library.

You can read the full article here.

New Photographs of Michael by Darren Filkins

Darren Filkins Photographer

Podcast for Thames & Hudson

Michael discusses his friendship with Bacon, lunch with Lucian Freud, and unforgettable encounters with Sonia Delaunay and more, in a podcast recorded for Thames & Hudson.

Listen to it here:

New Photographs of Michael by Harry Borden

Harry Borden Photographer/Artist

Updated Selected Works


Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma (1997; revised edition 2008)

Alberto Giacometti in Paris (2023)


Francis Bacon In Your Blood (2015)

The Existential Englishman (2018)

Selected Essays

Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait (2008; revised edition 2021)

Artists’ Lives (2023)

Art History

Modern Art In Britain (1964)

Imagination’s Chamber: Artists and Their Studios (1983)

In Giacometti’s Studio (2010)

Art Plural: Voices of Contemporary Art (2014)

The Making of Modern Art (2021)

Auerbach/Bevan: What Is a Head? (2022)

Francis Bacon: A Self-Portrait in Words: Statements, Letters and Studio Notes. Edited and Introduced by Michael Peppiatt (2023)


Interviews with Artists [1966-2012] (2010; new edition 2023?)

‘Only Too Much Is Enough’: Francis Bacon in his Own Words (2022)


Bacon/Giacometti: A Dialogue (2021)

Selected Exhibition Catalogues

Raymond Mason (1982)

The School of London (1987)

L’Ecole de Londres: De Bacon à Bevan (1998)

Zoran Music (2001)

Alberto Giacometti in Post-War Paris (2001)

Aristide Maillol (2002)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gaston Chaissac, Jean Dubuffet, Joaquin Torres-Garcia (2003)

Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit [ed. with Jill Lloyd] (2003)

Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art (2003)

Sean Scully (2004)

Francis Bacon: The Sacred and Profane (2004)

Antonio Tàpies (2005)

Francis Bacon in the 1950s (2006)

Van Gogh and Expressionism [ed. with Jill Lloyd] (2007)

Caravaggio/Bacon (2009)

Peter Blake (2009)

In Giacometti’s Studio (2010)

Dado: Venice Biennale (2010)

Giacometti: An Intimate Portrait (2010)

Nicolas de Staël (2013)

Bacon/Giacometti (2018)

Avigdor Arikha (2020)

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast (2022)


Francis Bacon: l’art de l’impossible [trans. with Michel Leiris] (1976)

Selected Books in French:

Entretiens avec Francis Bacon, L’Echoppe, Paris, 1998

Francis Bacon à l’atelier, L’Echoppe, Paris,1999

Espace et Lumière (Sean Scully et Richard Meier), L’Echoppe, Paris, 1999

Zoran Music, Entretiens 1988-1998, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2000

L’Ecole de Londres, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2002

Alberto Giacometti, Oeuvres de la maturité, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, 2002

Dans l’atelier de Giacometti, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2002

Van Gogh, ombres et lumières, Centre national de documentation pédagogique, Paris, 2002

Francis Bacon: Anatomie d’une énigme, Flammarion (Grandes biographies), Paris, 2003

Rencontre avec Pierre Soulages, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2003

Le regard de Bacon, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2003

Francis Bacon: le sacré et le profane, Musée Maillol, Paris, 2004

Sean Scully, Galerie Lelong, Paris, 2004

L’amitié Leiris Bacon: Une étrange fascination, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2006

L’Ecole de Londres, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2006

Les Dilemmes de Jean Dubuffet, Paris, L’Echoppe. Paris, 2006

Peter Blake, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, 2009

Lucian Freud, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2010

Jean Dubuffet/James Fitzsimmons: Correspondance 1956-64, 2011

Un après-midi chez Henry Moore, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2013

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rencontres, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2014

Claes Oldenburg, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2017

David Hockney, Souvenirs, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2017

Bacon/Giacometti : Une Rencontre à Londres, L’Echoppe, Paris, 2019

Bacon et Giacometti en parallèle, L’Echoppe, 2019

Francis Bacon, Flammarion (Grandes Biographies), Paris, nouvelle édition, 2019

Conversations avec Adrian Ghenie, L’Echoppe, 2021

Selected Exhibition Catalogues in French:

Denise Esteban: entre ciel et mer, Maison de la Culture, Bourges, 1974

Dado: noir sur blanc, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, 1975

Pierre Soulages: Galerie Jade, Colmar, 1991

Louis le Brocquy: Images de Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, 1979

Zoran Music: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1995

Lucian Freud: L’Oeuvre Gravé, Galerie Berggruen, Paris, 1990

Raymond Mason, Musée Maillol, Paris, 2000

L’Ecole de Londres, Musée Maillol, Paris, 1998

Aristide Maillol, introduction du catalogue suivie d’un entretien avec Dina Vierny, IVAM, Valencia, 2002

Alberto Giacometti dans le Paris d’après-guerre, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, 2002.

Zoran Music, préface et entretiens, Galerie Krugier-Ditesheim, Genève, 2002

Christian Schad, Musée Maillol, Paris, 2002

Francis Bacon: Le sacré et le profane, Musée Maillol, Paris, 2003

Le feu sous la cendre, Galerie Jan Krugier, Genève, 2003

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gaston Chaissac, Jean Dubuffet, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Galerie Navarra, Paris, 2003

Sean Scully, Galerie Lelong, Paris, 2004

Dado : Les Elégies Zorzi, Palazzo Zorzi, Biennale de Venise, Venise, 2009

Les Giacometti: Giovanni, Alberto, Diego, Fondation pour l’écrit, Genève, 2009

Marc Desgrandschamps, Galerie Lelong, Paris, 2016

Francis Bacon et Shakespeare, ‘Bacon en toutes lettres’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019

In Progress:

Faces in the Crowd: Portraits of Artists and Writers

Bacon/Picasso (An Exhibition)




Reviews from Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

The Francis Bacon: Man and Beast exhibition has just ended its run at The Royal Academy. Reception to the show has been everything one could have hope for and more. We have collected below some reviews of the show:

Wall Street JournalThe Art NewspaperIrish TimesThe FTThe GuardianArtlystFAD MagazineTimeOutThe WeekThe Arts DeskAnOther MagazineTheUpcomingArtReviewHyperAllergicThe New Statesman

There is an excellent video available on the RA’s exhibition page which we would suggest checking out:

Update: Michael’s interview segment on the Evening Standard podcast The Leader is now available for listening (skip to 01:38):

Very much looking forward to the next project!