January 1968

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
17 x 12.5cm, 2pp. The card is one of a series that joins boat names together to tell a quasi-story or visual poem. Here Be in Time leads onto Fruitful Vine. The rhyme is by luck but together it creates an optimistic epigram and metaphor. Fine example. Murray has this as Card 4.9. Murray mis-identifies (not unusual) the date here - on the back it is clearly 1968 but the Catalogue Raisonne has it as 1967. ...

London: Axiom Gallery n.d (1968)
22.5 x 13cm, printed brown paper folder content of three large 22 x 12.7cm, 2pp announcement cards each with an image of a work in b/w on the front and on the back gallery details. The three artists are Keith Milow, Ian Hamilton Finlay and John Walker.
This was Finlay's first ever solo show and his announcement card has an image of a sculptural work "The Clouds Anchor " with recto a short biography.
A rare item indeed.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
17 x 12.5cm, 2pp. The card is the first of a few that join boat names together to tell a quasi-story or visual poem. Here Anchor of Hope/ Daisy/ Good Design indicates a daisy in the ground that is well rooted - hence a "good design" and is in some way a metaphysical comment on evolution's creation. The card's title has an Asterix which leads to the note "in a tidal bowl, Peterhead" - a clarification that these are boats. Fine example.
Murray has this as Card 4.8. Murray mis-identifies (not unusual) the date here - on the back it is clearly 1968 but his Catalogue Raisonne has it as 1967. ...