Barry Flanagan

  • Barry Flanagan

  • Barry Flanagan. Photo : Marc Domage

    Sculler, 1998

    Bronze
    150 × 260 × 80 cm
    Waddington Custot, London

    Barry Flanagan was born in 1941 in Prestatyn in Wales. He died in 2009 in Ibiza.

    Barry Flanagan’s bronze hares are easily recognisable in their various forms, prancing on anvils, leaping over pyramids, boxing, or frolicking with gleeful abandon.

    Flanagan imbues his impish creatures with vitality, flamboyance and insouciance; their supple, elongated forms - lightly dancing on the signs of human endeavor such as anvils, helmets and religious crosses - are symbols of freedom Sculler (1998) is a rare pause amongst the leaps and bounds, the momentary silence of a seated figure. A pensive thinker sits aboard his vessel which is inscribed Presence de mind’s on the bow, his meditative posture recalling Rodin’s Le Penseur (1880).

    © Barnaby Hindle
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