Barry Flanagan

/Works and biography


H'om, 2001
Marble, Two parts, each 60 x 55 x 95 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice
Gift of the artist 2001.62

H’om, 2001, consists of two blocks of smooth white Carrara marble that appear to have been rendered pliable – kneaded, twisted, and molded with gargantuan hands. In 1982 the year Barry Flanagan represented the United Kingdom at the Venice Biennale., he noticed two stone sea-horses placed on the Grand Canal terrace of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which were a part of Peggy Guggenheim’s gift to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. These are now located on the roof terrace. Flanagan’s creatures are interpretations of, or ‘homages’ to, these seahorses, with their equine upper torsos and coiled fishtails.

credits: Hangar Design Group