Barry Flanagan

H'om

2001

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.

Artist Barry Flanagan
Original Title H'om
Date 2001
Medium Marble
Dimensions two parts, each 60 x 55 x 95 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Gift of the artist
Accession 2001.62
Collection Acquisitions
Type Sculpture

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