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Barry Flanagan, b.1941, Seamus Heaney, b.1939

The Names of the Hare, 19822006

The Names of the Hare, 1982 is a 2006 work by Barry Flanagan and Seamus Heaney. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

Medium5-colour offset litho prints
Dimensions55.9 x 43.2 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2006
EditionEdition 192/250
Item NumberIMMA.2203
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Barry Flanagan, Seamus Heaney, The Names of the Hare, 1982, 2006, 5-colour offset litho prints, 55.9 x 43.2 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2006

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

Barry Flanagan

Barry Flanagan 1941–2009

Born in Wales, Barry Flanagan studied at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts and then St Martin's School of Art, London. He lived and worked in Dublin and London. Flanagan was best known for his leaping and dancing bronze hares which were displayed worldwide. Flanagan represented Britain at the 1982 Venice Biennale. In 1991 he was elected to the Royal Academy and received an OBE. In 2006, in association with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, IMMA held a major retrospective of his work, which included ten large-scale bronzes installed along O'Connell Street and in Parnell Square.
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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney 1939–2013

Born near Castledawson, Co. Derry, Seamus Heaney studied at Queen's University, Belfast. His major poetry collections include Death of a Naturalist (1966), and The Haw Lantern (1987), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award. His collection The Spirit Level (1996) and translation of Beowulf (1999) both won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Heaney also published several works of prose and criticism, translated two plays by Sophocles, and co-edited two selections of poetry with Ted Hughes, The Rattle Bag (1982) and The School Bag (1997). He taught English and poetry at Queen's University and at Harvard University, and was professor of poetry at Oxford University from 1989 to 1994. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, was made a Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 1996, and elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1997.
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