from March 14 to May 11, 2019 // OPENING - MARCH 14th
Barry Flanagan - Imaginary Solutions
Galerie Lelong & Co
13 rue de Téhéran
Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris — Barry Flanagan (1941-2009) is, like most great artists, difficult to classify. A sculptor, artist, engraver, installer, he practiced the subtle and adroit art of the contrary. This led him to an early interest in the ‘Pataphysics of Alfred Jarry, this “science of imaginary solutions”, eventually becoming a member of the Collège de ‘Pataphysique and naming his son Alfred.
Well versed in art history and particularly in sculpture, Flanagan had the talent to evoke it with liberty and virtuosity, by unexpected associations (boomerang and anvil, animal and skyscraper, a surprising Three Graces), deceptively casual models and remarkable feats of equilibrium.