Barry Flanagan 1941–2009
june 2’ 69
Flax and hazel branches
2921 x 5080 x 889 mm
Inscribed by the artist on the reverse of the flax ‘June 2’69 / flanagan’ along with instructions for assembly; one branch is inscribed ‘centre pole’, with and arrow at the top.
Purchased from the Rowan Gallery, London (Grant–in–Aid) 1973
1969 When Attitudes Become Form, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, September–October 1969
june 2’ 69 is one of a large number of works by Flanagan executed in 1969 in which flax and branches are used. Several in which the branches lean against the wall while the flax is supported by them in various ways are reproduced in the catalogue of Flanagan’s exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, September–October 1969.
june 2’ 69 consists of a rectangular sheet of flax and three hazel branches measuring 3020, 2025 and 3105 mm.Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1972–4: Biennial Report and illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1975, pp.134–5.