When George Dyer, amateur boxer and part-time burglar, breaks in through the skylight of a painter's studio in Swinging London, it is his misfortune that the artist is most definitely in residence. ''Take your clothes off,'' says Dyer's intended victim, who turns out to be the painter Francis Bacon, ''come to bed, and you can have whatever you want.'' So begins the tortured love affair between Bacon, the late 20th century's premier visual interpreter of charnel house romance, and the younger man who would become his muse, model, and millstone. Dyer's three roles make up a... More >>>