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Lanyon's Last Flight

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Summary

Michael Bird explores Peter Lanyon's creative journey, focusing on Thermal, part of a retrospective exhibition of his works at the Tate St Ives. He reveals how the Cornish painter's famous piece was inspired by his passion for gliding, a hobby that ultimately claimed his life after he died of injuries sustained in a 1964 crash. Includes contributions by Lanyon's sons, and archive appreciations by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and poet WS Graham. From 2011.

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Producer Julian May

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