Barry Flanagan

“Barry Flanagan’s series of hare sculptures, which he began in the late 1970s, are among the most instantly recognisable artworks of the last 20 years.

Playful, spontaneous and full of life, many show their subject engaged in human activities – dancing, playing musical instruments and sports and, more recently, using technology…

Flanagan sees the hare as a particularly suitable vehicle for these human endeavours and emotions…The ears for instance are able to convey far more than a squint in the eye of a figure, or a grimace in the face of the model.”– Irish Museum of Modern Art

His hares are playful and giddy, actively multiplying, overflowing with living energy.” — Pace