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Collection

Barry Flanagan

(Wales, England 11 Jan 1941 – 31 Aug 2009)

Title
Hole in the sea (triptych)
Year
1967-1970
Media category
Print
Materials used
three photo etchings
Edition
32/35
Dimensions

3 prints: each 50.5 x 60.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. each print, black felt tip pen "BFlanagan .... 67/70".
Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2011
Accession number
239.2011.a-c
Location
Not on display
Further information

These three photo etchings are stills from Flanagan’s 1969 film ‘Hole in the sea’, made for Gerry Schum’s television exhibition ‘Land art’. Filmed on the beach at Scheveningen, The Netherlands, Flanagan buried a hollow plastic cylinder in the sand during a rising tide filming the mysterious hole that appeared before the waves finally engulfed the cylinder.