Barry Flanagan was born in North Wales in 1941. He studied at the Birmingham College of Art and Crafts and St Martin’s School of Art, London. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally and in 1982 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Fundación “la Caixa”, Madrid, in 1993, touring to the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, in 1994.
This catalogue accompanied his 2006 exhibition of some 50 works. Flanagan is best known for his dynamic, often monumental, bronze hares, which he began casting in 1979. His work is held in public collections worldwide and his bronze hares have been exhibited in many outdoor spaces, most notably on Park Avenue, New York, and at Grant Park, Chicago. This exhibition coincided with the display of 10 large bronze sculptures in O’Connell Street, Dublin, organised by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
Barry Flanagan's sculptural presence has been both radical and independent since the 60s. This book is a very complete monograph of the artist's work, covering his early works since 1965, his bronzes from the 80s onwards, and his works in urban settings.