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 and drawings.
A letter from Colin Renfrew, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, regarding Bronze Horse, (1983), and Flanagan’s artist in residency at Jesus Colege Cambridge (5 July 1991). Faxes and notes to Renfrew (29 June 1991) and (30 June 1991). Faxes and notes to art critic and journalist Marina Vaizey (30 June 1991). Notes on AA Fine Art Foundry. Notes on contemporary politics (1 July 1991). Notes of research on Dadaist Raoul Hausman, [detailing the text Raoul Hausmann, Architect: Ibiza 1933 – 1936].
Typed press release for the exhibition ‘Art and Archaeology’. Note on the Mullins Foundation. Listing the associates involved in the Mullans Foundation in various different roles such as; Lance Tilbury in painting, Carolyn Carlson in dance and Frank Martin in sculpture.
Notes detailing the case of a graffiti artist facing the prospect of 4 years in jail (30 June 1991). Various notes with Flanagan’s interest in the performantive aspect of sculpture. Notes of names in regard to degree ceremony at Cambridge and address of Anna Harding [Curator of Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 1989-92]
Series of A4 pages with the leaping hare motif header, detailing concerns regarding art education, students and institutions. Note on the idea of the itinerant sculptor and builders. Examinations of Flanagan’s identify as a sculptor accompanied by whimsical notes on this position whilst at Jesus College Cambridge. Musing on his time as a student in Birmingham and fellow student Tony Philip Smith.
Series of notes torn from a filo-fax in an envelope with the inscription ‘July 13/91 Frank Martin’ [former Head of Sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art, London, UK]. Detailed within; musings on Flanagan’s time spent working at Beer Beach in 1959, Tony Caro, [Tutor at St Martins], Michael Price, and the work of Raoul Hausmann.