EXHIBITION // BARRY FLANAGAN - IMAGINARY SOLUTIONS // GALERIE LELONG // PARIS

EXHIBITION //  BARRY FLANAGAN - IMAGINARY SOLUTIONS // GALERIE LELONG // PARIS

from March 14  to May 11, 2019 // OPENING - MARCH 14th

Barry Flanagan - Imaginary Solutions

Galerie Lelong & Co
13 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris

. www.galerie-lelong.com

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.