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BARRY FLANAGAN, R.A. (1941-2009)
BARRY FLANAGAN, R.A. (1941-2009)
BARRY FLANAGAN, R.A. (1941-2009)
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BARRY FLANAGAN, R.A. (1941-2009)

Podenco Hound

BARRY FLANAGAN, R.A. (1941-2009)
Podenco Hound
signed with monogram, numbered and stamped with foundry mark '2/8/ -07' (on the reverse)
bronze with a black patina
16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high
Conceived in 2005 and cast in 2007 by AB Fine Art Foundry, London.
A gift from Leslie Waddington to Clodagh Waddington on her birthday, 24 June 2007.
E. Juncosa (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Barry Flanagan: Sculpture 1965-2005, Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2006, p. 163, another cast illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Barry Flanagan: Sculptures 2001-2008, London, Waddington Galleries, 2008, pp. 52-53, 71, no. 18, another cast illustrated.
C. Preston (ed.), Barry Flanagan, London, 2017, p. 285, no. 141, another cast illustrated.
D. Smith, exhibition catalogue, Barry Flanagan: Solutions Imaginaires, Paris, Galerie Lelong, 2019, p. 64, exhibition not numbered, another cast illustrated.
New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Barry Flanagan: Sculpture, February - March 2007, another cast exhibited.
London, Waddington Galleries, Barry Flanagan: Sculptures 2001-2008, April - May 2008, no. 18, another cast exhibited.
Paris, Galerie Lelong, Barry Flanagan: Solutions Imaginaires, March - May 2019, exhibition not numbered, another cast exhibited.
London, Waddington Custot, Alchemy of the Theatre, March - April 2020, another cast exhibited.
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Lot Essay

Podenco Hound is the epitome of Barry Flanagan’s finest works, utilising animal forms, here the hound, to create a work which is playful and humorous, whilst also using it to explore his theological and formal artistic practices. Flanagan often drew on the ancient and the mythological in his work, enjoying the layers of myth and legend, which he could manipulate in his contemporary pieces. Here he has depicted his hound, who is derived from the Podenco Ibicenco, also known as the Ibizan hound, which can be traced as far back as 4000 BC. The primitive Podenco hound is perhaps most famously associated with the Egyptians, their long slender limbs and large pointed ears seen adorning many Egyptian tombs and friezes. Their most iconic association is with Anubis, the God of the underworld. The Phoenician traders took the Podenco hound to the Balearic Islands, and to this day they can be found still working in Spain and its surrounding islands.

We are very grateful to the Barry Flanagan estate for their assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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