196,2 x 188 x 105,4 cm
In the 1970s, Barry Flanagan began stone sculpture and bronze moulds. But the return to traditional sculpture materials was in fact a subversion and parody of the heroic status of classical art. The various animals he produces (hares, elephants, horses) in abnormal and unimaginable positions point to the artist's questioning of traditional views on sculpture. They show the dynamic, fantasy-like and absurd characteristics of Flanagan's work. He admits to being flattered and even fulfilled when people laugh at his work.