24TH NOVEMBER 2016 – 19TH FEBRUARY 2017
Documentation of Flanagan’s maquette for Cambridge piece (1971) and Cambridge Piece (1972)is on show at City Sculpture Projects 1972, at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. The exhibition contextualises the highly ambitious public sculpture scheme Peter Stuyvesant Sculpture in the City Project (1972), which sited sculptures in eight cities in England and Wales for six months.
Flanagan was included in the project among many of his contemporaries including William Turnbull, Liliane Lijn, Garth Evans and Brower Hatcher. Flanagan’s work was sited on Laundress Green in Cambridge but was vandalised by students after calls by a local vicar to “Blow Up Revolting Art.”
Compiled by Flanagan, press cuttings from our archive document the destruction of his work. More information on City Sculpture Projects 1972 can be found here. There will also be various talks and lectures, information on which can be found here.