Hierarchy / Sketches, maquettes and writings
JBF/1

Sketches, maquettes and writings, 1965-2009

124 folders, 76 volumes, 2 PDF files: 573 MB (2 folders)
Scope

Material written, drawn and printed by Barry Flanagan including notes on his thoughts and for his correspondence, sketches for works, samples and proofs for prints, sculpture plans and templates and laser and rubber stamp drawings.

JBF/1/1
Sketch and notebooks, 1974-2008
74 volumes

Volumes containing sketches, notes, artist’s statements and draft letters and faxes in pencil and pen relating to personal and professional matters, some of which include related inserts such as business cards. Many have pages torn out and contain inserted loose sheets.

JBF/1/2
View entries (65)
Writings with related papers, 1978-2009
59 folders, 2 PDF files: 573 MB (2 folders)

Files containing loose sheets of writings including faxes, draft letters, thoughts and artists statements on professional and personal matters, with related sketches, notes, correspondence, press-cuttings and images.

JBF/1/3
View entries (3)
‘Funds’ and related papers, 1965-1972
3 folders, 1 volume

Barry Flanagan started to print ‘funds’ in 1969. He used his own printed notes and postal orders numbered and authenticated with a thumb print. They were given in lieu of cash to collaborators and assistants including Charles Harrison, Lucy Lippard, Cheryl Potter, Andrew Dipper and Anthony Stokes. Such notes also featured in works including Thumb Prints, Mirror Prints, Money, 1972. These papers include copies of these notes, with related papers and correspondence.

JBF/1/4
Work in progress, 1970-2001
57 folders

Sketches, designs, proofs and related papers.

JBF/1/5
View entries (4)
Digital drawings and writings, 1974-2008
4 folders

Black and white and colour images created on Barry Flanagan’s computer and then printed, with related notes.

JBF/1/6
View entries (2)
Rubber stamp drawings, 2004
2 folders, 1 volume

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FAQs
How do I find a specific artwork on the website and any related information that the Estate holds?

This website is comprised of two main sections: the ARTWORKS and the ARCHIVE. The ARTWORKS is a catalogue raisonné – a comprehensive list of works by Barry Flanagan. The Archive, found in the research tab, brings together supporting material, including the artist’s sketches, photographs, diaries and personal papers.

Both sections can be accessed several ways and are interlinked.

Search by keyword

Simply enter one or more keywords in the SEARCH field. You will be presented with a list of corresponding search results. These results can be divided by category, e.g. Archive Files, Artworks, Events, Exhibitions, Media, Posts, Press, Publications, Other. Select one of the results to view more information. The number of results available in each category will be visible in brackets.

All artwork records are displayed with any linked archive records. All connected entries will be displayed underneath the artwork details alongside related exhibitions, events, publications, and media. Alternatively, when searching a specific artwork, filters can be selected to go directly to various connected records eg. Events, Exhibitions, Media etc.

If you are interested in searching our online ARCHIVE you have two options. Either browsing using the HIERARCHY as your starting point or the INDEX.

The Hierarchy

The structure of an archive catalogue is hierarchical. This structure operates in much the same way as the folders stored on a computer, where a folder may contain one or more associated folders and files. Here the folders represent groups of records called series.

The main series are:

JBF/1  Sketches, maquettes and writings, 1965-2009

JBF/2  Diaries, 1976-2006

JBF/3   Photographic material, c.1920-2009

JBF/4  Audio visual material, 1982-2009

JBF/5  Press and printed material, 1966-2009

JBF/6  Operational papers, 1959-2009

JBF/7  Other interests and research, 1964-2008

The Index

The INDEX is a list of all the files contained within the archive catalogue. They are identical to those in the hierarchy but arranged as an alphabetised list.

What is the difference between the physical archive and the online archive?

Our physical archive is comprised of 160 boxes of sketchbooks, diaries, correspondence, writings, photographs and casting records that span the whole of Flanagan’s career from the late 1950s to 2009.  Our online archive offers access to this catalogue of records, with 2,500 scanned documents available to view.  However for various reasons not all our records are available online.  If you are interested in visiting us in person please contact us.

How do I search the online archive?

If you are interested in searching our online ARCHIVE you have two options. Either browsing using the HIERARCHY as your starting point or the INDEX.

The hierarchy

The structure of an archive catalogue is hierarchical. This structure operates in much the same way as the folders stored on a computer, where a folder may contain one or more associated folders and files. Here the folders represent groups of records called series.

The main series are:

JBF/1  Sketches, maquettes and writings, 1965-2009

JBF/2  Diaries, 1976-2006

JBF/3   Photographic material, c.1920-2009

JBF/4  Audio visual material, 1982-2009

JBF/5  Press and printed material, 1966-2009

JBF/6  Operational papers, 1959-2009

JBF/7  Other interests and research, 1964-2008

The Index

The INDEX is a list of all the files contained within the archive catalogue. They are identical to those in the hierarchy but arranged as an alphabetised list.

 

How do I visit the archive?

Our archive and library are open to researchers by appointment. To make a booking click here

I would like to include an artwork or archive material by Barry Flanagan for an exhibition I am curating, who should I contact?

Please contact us at the estate in the first instance as we will be able to advise you whether an artwork is available for loan and if it is whom best to contact.

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