Les Deux

Barry Flanagan (1941 - 2009)

Bronze sculpture

1997

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: India
    City: New Delhi
    Place: British High Commission

    Les Deux shows two spindly bronze hares, one balanced precariously on the other, like a pair of acrobats. Barry Flanagan is known for his sculptures of hares endowed with human characteristics. He often shows them engaged in some sort of activity, continuing the established tradition of investing animals with human attributes to express something about the human condition. While they are humorous, his sculptures of hares in bronze also debunk the notion of a direct relationship between the material (the traditionally "serious" bronze) and the subject matter (the light-hearted escapades of anthropomorphic hares).

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    Subjects
    acrobat, hare
    Materials & Techniques
    bronze, bronze sculpture
  • Details
    Title
    Les Deux
    Date
    1997
    Medium
    Bronze sculpture
    Dimensions
    height: 167.60 cm, width: 41.90 cm, depth: 27.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Waddington Galleries, March 1998
    Inscription
    on base: f [artist's monogram] and founder's mark.
    Provenance
    The artist; purchased from Waddington Galleries 1998.
    GAC number
    17314