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‘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.


Sketchbook with correspondence and related papers, 1965-1972

Date Range
1 sketchbook: (1/3) 2 folder (2/3) & (3/3) digital files in filemaker folder 770
1 sketchbook: (1/3) 2 folder (2/3) & (3/3) digital files in filemaker folder 770
Scope and Content

Sketchbook of block prints, notes, related paraphernalia and photocopies

Two invitations to Alex Trocchi and John Preston, by Flanagan, to an event ‘still and chew’ at John Latham’s house, London August 1966.Correspondence regarding the group exhibition ‘Art Spectrum London’ at Alexandra Palace, London, UK (1971) and Flanagan’s performance take home pay piece (1971). Instructions for the performance piece The Greenhouse (1971) by Kerry Trengrove [showing along with Flanagan in Art Spectrum London]. Letter regarding the screening of films at the exhibition, note of Margaret Harrison [feminist artist]. Labels with names and address for the posting out of take home pay piece with names such as Gustav Metzger, ‘Mr and Mrs Lennon’ [ Yoko Ono and John Lennon] and David Hockney [all of whom were also showing in Art Spectrum London].

Three block prints of the words ‘five’ and ‘ten’ repeated on each page, with the majority of these torn out. Photocopy of the catalogue for the touring Arts Council group exhibition ‘Ventures’ (1967) curated by Jasia Reichardt. Film and events programme for ‘Art Spectrum London’ Photocopy multiple of piece for take home pay piece. Note titled ‘Teilnehmer aus England’ [participants from England]. Related papers and counterfoil receipts for the distribution of take home pay piece, annotated by Flanagan with the recipient’s names. Postcard from Stephen Lobb, with mention of his 1972 Serpentine Exhibition, Allen Jones and Malcom Woodward in gratitude for receiving the piece.

Photocopy of an advert made by Flanagan for ‘a sculpture by j b flanagan, aaing j gni aa, 1965’ at Betterbooks, London.

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