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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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(1941 - 2009), United Kingdom

Barry Flanagan Biography

Barry Flanagan embraced the physical world of sculpture at the early age of seventeen. He is famous for his distinctive spontaneous animal bronze sculptures, with his most common motif the hare. In the 1960’s, he experimented with a variety of materials, such as stone, marble, steel, including sand, concrete, clay and twigs. He later turned to permanent materials, bronze in particular and started creating sculptures of hares in the 1980’s after the image of one “unveiled” itself to him. He was fascinated by the animal’s energy and implicit humour. Legendary Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and sculptor Auguste Rodin inspired Flanagan’s bronze dancing Nijinsky Hare series. The artist captures the essence of movement in a resolutely modern style. 

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Flanagan was born in 1941 in North Wales. He studied at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts (1957–1958) before going on to St. Martins School of Art in London in 1964. Flanagan graduated in 1966 and went on to teach at St. Martins School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1967–1971). Flanagan represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1982. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Fundación ‘La Caixa’ Madrid in 1993 that toured to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes in 1994. Flanagan’s bronze hares have also been exhibited in many outdoor spaces, most notably on Park Avenue in New York in 1995–96 and in Chicago’s Grant Park in 1996. In 1999, he had an exhibition at the Tate Gallery, Liverpool (2000). In 2002, a major exhibition of his work was shown at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany, and travelled to the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France. Flanagan died on August 31, 2009. 

Barry Flanagan Featured Artworks

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Unihare on Crescent and Bell by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganUnihare on Crescent and Bell, 1995Bronze
134 x 95.5 x 58 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Unicorn and Oak Tree by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganUnicorn and Oak Tree, 2000Bronze, gilded
134.6 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Waddington Custot Enquire about this work
Hells Bells by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganHells Bells, 2005Bronze on steel base
242 x 220 x 67 cm
Waddington Custot Enquire about this work
Cricketer by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganCricketer, 1981Bronze
156.2 x 39.3 x 53.4 cm
Waddington Custot Enquire about this work
Transfixed by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganTransfixed, 1994Etching
45 x 37 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
The Juggler by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganThe Juggler, 1994Bronze
222 x 96 x 67 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Carving No.4 by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganCarving No.4, 1982Travertino Toscano marble
82 x 27 x 27 cm
Kamakura Gallery Enquire about this work

Barry Flanagan Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Barry Flanagan, Alchemy of the Theatre at Waddington Custot, London
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4 March–18 April 2020 Barry Flanagan Alchemy of the Theatre Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s at Karsten Schubert, London
Closed
28 September–6 October 2019 Group Exhibition Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s 1 Park Village East, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Barry Flanagan, Solutions imaginaires at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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14 March–11 May 2019 Barry Flanagan Solutions imaginaires Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran

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Frieze Sculpture 2018: the highlights Related Press Frieze Sculpture 2018: the highlights 4 July 2018, Wallpaper*

Between Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup, there's been plenty of distractions from London's unusually Mediterranean weather of late.

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BARRY FLANAGAN: The Hare is Metaphor Related Press BARRY FLANAGAN: The Hare is Metaphor 5 June 2018, The Brooklyn Rail

The question of poise comes up in different ways when viewing Barry Flanagan's survey at Paul Kasmin Gallery: Strictly sculptural poise (from the ground to the plinth) but also conceptual poise, the balancing act that an artist needs to sometime effect to get their point across. What was Flanagan's position, his body of work balanced on point? In...

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Radical Transformations Related Press Radical Transformations 22 February 2017, Aesthetica Magazine

Kaleidoscope casts fresh perspectives over the creations of the period, bringing into view the relationship between rationality and absurdity, colour and form, order and unruliness. Curated by Sam Cornish and Natalie Rudd, the exhibition draws on collection's holdings, alongside significant loans, for the first retrospective of its kind in over...

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