What I love about working with Ordovas is that I am always learning. Although historically the emphasis has been on the men in Bacon’s life, the artist was equally engaged with women, many of whom he had long-lasting relationships with, and surprisingly to me, he painted more female than male nudes. Through a selection of portraits and photographs of his closest female companions, ‘Bacon’s Women’ explores the artist’s relationship with the opposite sex. The book’s design is led by evocative imagery. The cover which looks folded and tattered, is based on a much-handled page, a source image of inspiration found in Bacon’s studio.