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.
Writings thoughts and musings.
Notes and faxes to dancer Deborah Bull (14 September 2004, & 16 September 2004). Note of Stage Door Johnny (1991), Bull’s The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet (2004) and Leslie Waddington [Waddington Galleries]. Note on etching Mark Glazebrook (1972) [curator and critic] and George Melly (1972) [critic, jazz and blues singer] and the nature of drawing, with word play and note of Pietrasanta, Italy and Beer Quarry in Devon, UK.
Notes on biography and Flanagan’s drawing education. Notes with mention of ‘Paul’, Ibiza, casting and photo sessions with mention of Jessica [Sturgess] and ‘Nikki Shannon’. Notes regarding music with base and treble clef motif, Haiku and a social event in Ibiza with invitation to David Plante, ‘Michael’ and ‘Ginny’. Fax notes to ‘Mustafa’ with word play referencing film and translation. Note of Patrick O Reilly [sculptor], early life and drawing for a living.
Note of the etching Gilbert and George (1971) and Roger Shattuck’s [writer] comments on Flanagan’s hessian works. Personal notes, contacts in Ibiza and Dublin. Biographical note referencing ‘Tony Philips Smith’, John James [poet], Nick Wayte [author], John Sharkey [artist], Flanagan’s Rowan Gallery show of 1966, James Joyce, Brancusi and Norman Nommens [sculptor].
Personal notes and to do lists. Fax note to Bruce Arnold [art critic], referencing IMMA and museum programming. Notes regarding social engagements, personal influences (09 March 2004) and to Tim regarding the Rowford Process trading account. Fax notes to Nick Wadley [artist, writer, keeper of the Themerson archive] and John Hurt [actor] with poetry and Ubuesque drawings (24 February 2004). Fax notes to ‘Jean’ regarding personal biography, to ‘Lady Spender’ [Poet and essayist Stephen Spender’s wife] with reference to Waddingtons (12 February 2004). Note with word play (22 January 2004), to RTE Lyric FM [Irish classical music radio station] and mention of Bruce McLean [sculptor]. Correspondents with Michael Conrad – Pickles at the Clarence Hotel Dublin regarding a social function.