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, letters, faxes, notes and sketches complied in Dublin and London.
Concrete poetry. Original faxes to Waddington Galleries regarding sculpture and musings on his time as a tutor at St Martins with reference to Andrew Forge [Painter and then Head of the Department of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College]. Note of Harebell on Portland stone piers (1983). Note on meaning in artwork with reference to Brendan Behan [poet].
Note regarding personal travel plans with Ballsbridge Travel Dublin. Notes with reference to Troubador in the Chicken Coop (2002), Horse and Cougar (1984), and computer works. Word play and notes on poetry and An Cailîn Alainn [the Irish language ballad] notes with word play to ‘Jorome Merrtt’ and to Leslie Wadington. Note to Leslie Waddinton with reference to the ‘German Museum’ [Flanangan’s forthcoming exhibition at Kunstausstellung der Ruhrfestspiele, Germany 2002]. Note with reference to Gino Giannaccini owner of Pietransanta Fine Arts NYC. Photocopy of a poem, stamps with the hare motif and a note for a fax to a theatre wardrobe department with Jarryesque drawing mentioning Orson Welles [director], Gene Baro [curator], Roger Law [cartoonist] and Roland Muldoon [then director of the Hackney Empire Theatre].
Note to the Groucho Club regarding loan of work (19 October 2001). Green label with a drawing of a hare with an apple and a sketch considering the siting of sculpture. Word play and musings on life and theatre production with reference to Kabuki [classical Japanese dance-drama]. Notes for faxes to Jerry Huges of AB fine art foundry.
Note of contacts in Ireland. Notes regarding VII 78 the corn’s up, (1978). Various musings with word play referencing the voice, physique, bronze as material, the spiral motif, god and war. Fax notes with reference to Leslie Waddington, Nickos Stangos [art publisher] ‘Jake’ and another on the Chelsea Hotel NYC. Note considering earlier works with reference to light on light on sacks (1969) with mention of the Saatchi Gallery. Word play and flag drawings regarding ‘the trade’. Musings on sculptural works, fax from printmaker Kip Gresham. Note on regarding the exhibition ‘The Native Land’ at Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno (1979).
Personal notes for faxes to Mark Glazebrook (27 July 2003) with reference to a hotel in Budapest with mention of Jessica [Sturgess], to Tom regarding a circus in Dublin and to Roland Muldoon.