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Cricketer, 1981

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BARRY FLANAGAN

Bronze
156.2 x 39.5 x 53.3 cm
Edition 7/7
Conceived in 1981 and cast in an edition of 7 (+ 3 artist’s copies)

 

Provenance
Plubronze Limited (The Estate of Barry Flanagan) (cast 2005).
Private collection, UK.

Exhibited
1983, Barry Flanagan, Stone and Bronze Sculptures, British Council exhibition, British Pavilion, XXXX Venice Biennale, 13 June–12 September 1982, catalogue no.25 (not repro.); also La Biennale di Venezia, Visual Arts General Catalogue, 1982, p.120, no.54 (not repro.); touring to Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany, 10 October–12 December; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 7 January–20 February 1983 Barry Flanagan: Sculptures, in collaboration with The British Council, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 16 March–9 May 1983 (repro. in b&w p.64).
1983, Barry Flanagan: Recent Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, New York, 28 October–26 November 1983 (repro. in b&w pp.18–19).
1987, Barry Flanagan–A Visual Invitation, Sculpture 1967–1987, in collaboration with The British Council, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 27 June–9 August 1987, catalogue no.42 (repro. in b&w p.48); touring to Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 1 October–5 November; Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 19 November–6 January 1988; Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, 16 January–27 February, catalogue no.46, p.132 (repro. in colour p.133).
2001, Barry Flanagan: Seeing Round Corners, Waddington Galleries, London, 21 February–24 March 2001 (ex-catalogue) (AP2/3 exhibited).
2001, Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, in collaboration with The British Council, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 7 April–24 June 2001 (repro. in catalogue p.42) (2/7 exhibited).
2006, Barry Flanagan: Sculpture 1965–2005, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in collaboration with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 28 June–24 September 2006, catalogue p.73 (repro. in colour) (2/7 exhibited).
2020, Barry Flanagan: Alchemy of the Theatre, Waddington Custot, London, 4 March–18 April 2020 (AC3 exhibited).

Literature
Barry Flanagan: Sculpture, The British Council, London, 1982, published to accompany the exhibition ‘Barry Flanagan, Stone and Bronze Sculptures’ held in the British Pavilion at the XXXX Venice Biennale (repro. in b&w p.65).
Exhibition catalogue. Barry Flanagan, Fundación ‘la Caixa’, Madrid, 1993 (repro. in b&w photograph of installation at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1983, p.137).

Note
Casts of this work are held in the public collections of the British Council and Leeds City Art Gallery museum (both acquired in 1984).
There is a larger version, almost 5m high, dated 1989, in the collection Jesus College, Cambridge (1996).