Barry Flanagan 1941-2009

Welsh sculptor Barry Flanagan's iconic bronze sculptures of hares are included in museums, corporate collections and public spaces throughout the world. Equally iconic, but less well known, are his early groundbreaking work utilising non-traditional materials like hessian, rope and sand. His use of these materials and ideas was in parallel, to other ground breaking artists of the period such as Carl Andre and Robert Smithson.


Flanagan studied under Antony Caro and Phillip King and was a contemporary of the anarchic figure of John Latham. The originality and vision of his experimental work guarantees him a place alongside these innovative and leading members of Britain's post-war avant-garde.