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  • Provenance

    Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo
    Private Collection, Tokyo

  • Exhibited

    London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Barry Flanagan: Sculpture, 7 January - 20 February 1983 (another cast exhibited)
    Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, British Council. Barry Flanagan: Sculptures, 16 March - 9 May 1983, p. 25 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, pp. 71 and 89)
    New York, Pace Gallery, Barry Flanagan: Recent Sculpture, 28 October - 26 November 1983 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, on the front cover and pp. 1, 34-35)
    London, Waddington Galleries, Groups VII, 5 - 28 January 1984, no. 37 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, p. 34)
    Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Barry Flanagan, 8 October - 2 November 1985, no. 7, n.p (illustrated)
    Florence, Ospedale degli Innocenti, Europalia 1986: 11 European Sculptors, 16 November 1986 - 11 January 1987, no. 27, pp. 97-98, 103-104 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, p. 93)
    Montreal, Landau Fine Art, Barry Flanagan, 15 October - 19 December 1992, pp. 6-7 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, p. 7)
    Madrid, Fundación "la Caixa"; Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, British Council, Barry Flanagan, 24 September 1993 - 13 February 1994, p. 87 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, p. 87)
    Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Barry Flanagan, February - March 1995 (another cast exhibited)

  • Literature

    Catherine Francblin, 'Barry Flanagan Always the Unexpected', Art Press, no. 186, December 1993, pp. 31-35, E16-E19 (another cast mentioned)
    'Provocative Sculpture’, Today in English, February 1994 (another cast mentioned)
    Didier Ottinger, ‘Les chimères de Barry Flanagan’, Beaux-Arts Magazine, January 1994, p. 47 (another cast illustrated)
    Hans Pietsch, ‘Alles Ernste liegt dem Hasen fern’, Das Kunstmagazin, April 1995, p. 21 (another cast illustrated)
    Enrique Juncosa, ed., Barry Flanagan: Sculpture 1965–2005, exh. cat., Irish Museum of Modern Art and City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2006 (another cast illustrated, p. 80)

115

Unicorn

incised with the number '6/7' on the side of the stone base
gilded bronze on a unique Portland stone base
unicorn 71 x 64 x 18 cm (27 7/8 x 25 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.)
base 14.7 x 74.5 x 25.3 cm (5 3/4 x 29 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
overall 84.7 x 74.5 x 25.3 cm (33 3/8 x 29 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Conceived in 1982, this work is number 6 from an edition of 7 plus 1 artist's cast.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £62,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019