Appointment diaries, year books and monthly planners, the majority of which contain entries and notes on personal and professional matters.
Large green diary 2003 in Spanish similar in content to JBF/2.13, [additional material mentioned below].
Wordplay drawings of symmetrical shapes on selected days of the year, lists of terms and colours concerned with mythology and symbolism. Meetings with ‘Louise Romain’, ‘Jean Jacques’, Lisa Milroy [artist] ‘Anna, Alan Browning, Tanya’ [Nyegaard, Flanagan’s assistant], Richard McNeff [writer], ‘Antonio Villanueva,’Sonia Faireclough’, Laurent Bodier [art critic and curator]. Meeting with architect Marilena and of ‘Vernon’ shipping works and ‘Sherrie’ packing. Meeting with Felix Mottram.
Meetings with ‘Louise’, ‘Phyllida [Reid]’, ‘Charles and Noel’. Michael Price, ‘Alexandra de Castro, Mark Glazebrook [art dealer and curator] and Cherry Moorsom [Glazebrooks wife] and ‘a big etching, John Koma’. Meetings with ‘Meredith, Peter Homestead [artist] and ‘Vinnie Nardone’. ‘Betty and Gabriella’ at the Mill Kilkenny, Ireland, Roland [Muldoon], Gabriella and John [Latham] in Essex, meeting annotated ‘Leslie, Sarah and me select a small show’, Meeting with ‘David and Caroline’, ‘Dennis Archer in London’, ‘Robert Fill and John Couch,’ Eric Fischl [artist] and ‘Molly at the Gagosian [Galleries]. Meetings with David Sale, Bono [musician] at the national Portrait Gallery, Barbara Dawson [director of the Huge Lane Gallery], Pascale [life model for Flanagan], ‘Antonia, Klaus’ and Paul Levy [author].
Note of David Thomas [musician], a ‘Ron Woods [musician] etching in the Ivy [restaurant]. Note of ‘Barry’s bottle party at the Ivy with list of guests including among others Peter and Chris Blake [artist Peter Blake], ‘Tom Flynn’ and Mark Jones [then director of the Victoria and Albert Museum]. Note for a speech for the ‘International Museum Program’ with mention of ‘Hobby’, Jessica [Sturgess Flanagan’s partner] and Flanagan’s mother. Note on family members. Personal musings, Note of ‘Roger, further notes for a speech referencing European citizenship, family and community ties. Note of ‘Jack of Trumps’ [race horse] and a map to ‘Marianne and Dominque’s. ‘Note of ‘Julio Luna’, Large Thinker on Computer (2003), moving ‘clay to Manhattan’ and itinerary for trip to New York. Note of ‘the Casbolts’, [Anni Casbolt, Flanagan’s assistant] and of the John F Kennedy Centre for the performing Art’s Washington DC, ‘Madeleine’ [Bessborough New Art Centre London] and Acrobat works. Notes for correspondents regarding a charitable auction. Note of Colin Renfrew’s book ‘Figuring it out’ and the Holly [Snapp] Gallery, Venice.
Note of a cello benefit event at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Note musing on Flanagan’s early career Note of Ubu [Roi, Alfred Jarry’s fictitious character], ‘Michael and John’, Thinker on Rock (1997)and Regents Park. Star signs Cancer, Leo and Capricorn cut out of a newspaper. Note on ‘Writers on Artists’ and Seamus Heaney on Barrie Cooke [artist]. Note of the Centre Du Sculpture, France. Musings on work, socialism and liberal monetarism, travel to Spain, the Serpentine gallery and ‘Kip’s signing lunch’ [printmaker Kip Gresham]. Note of ‘Sylvia, drawing with calculations for sculpture with reference to earlier work annotated; ‘one sack’ and ‘stack’. Plans to spend August in NYC and of Paul Kasmin.