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Hello cello
© Barry Flanagan

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Hello cello 1976
The stone block in this sculpture was originally conceived as a free-standing object, and was exhibited as such in Flanagan's Venice Biennale exhibition in 1982. The block is incised on each side. Three sides of the stone show parts of a figure from the shoulders down, while the fourth side depicts a cello. The wooden plinth, which is riveted together, originated in Flanagan's designs for seating at the Hayward Gallery in London. It was made at a later date specifically for the sculpture and similar pedestals are used in other sculptures by Flanagan.

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Venice Biennale

An international art exhibition founded in 1895 and held every two years, characterised by its use of national pavilions.

Venice Biennale


  • Acc. No. GMA 3977
  • Medium Clipsham stone on constructed wooden base
  • Size 41.00 x 25.00 x 22.50 cm (stand 96.00 x 41.00 x 41.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995