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.
Letters, notes, thoughts and drawings.
Thoughts and musings on parenthood (March 1991). Notes to various individuals in Ibiza. Lists of names and addresses in Ibiza and Suffolk.
Note to ‘Carolyn’ [Dancer and choreographer Carolyn Carlson] taken from a narrow notebook and photocopied together on an A4 sheet. Thoughts and musings [possibly referencing Herny IV’s turbulent personal life and split from the Catholic Church] with a sketch of a musical score titled ‘Hazel/Tuesday Morning/first thing, Henry IV, Stoneleigh House’. [Hazel Gardiner assistant to Flanagan.]
Note of an appointment at the Whitechapel Gallery, London on July 17th, with art handler Anthony Lawrette. Notes of research. Note on Stage Door Johnny (1991) and notes on theatre, including an idea for a comedy, with the cast including among others ‘The Cray Brothers as the ugly sisters.’ Note accompanied by hare drawings reminiscent of Hare My Dad Adventured (1981). Note on the work of Author, Director and artist Clive Barker with a note on the significance of the hare in Flanagan’s artwork. Linear figurative drawing [seemingly referencing virginity and the Virgin Mother figure]. Note of contact details for writer and critic Anthony Fowcett, and James Birch, art dealer and curator.
Note for research on Hackney Empire Theatre, London, political playwright and then director of the Empire, Roland Muldoon and actor Charles Victor. Note of artist John Edwards, John Hoyland, John Piper and The Groucho Club, [The Groucho Arts Club in Soho, London]. Note for a proposal at the Royal Academy for a series of shows. Paraphernalia from an event at Jesus College Cambridge titled ‘Floodlights, A Hundred Years of Cambridge Comedy.’ Figurative drawings with the inscription ‘Deaf People.’ Note on the Pataphysician Alfred Jarry with Jarryesque moon drawings.