Woodchester: Openings Press, n.d. 1969
48 x 48cm, blue and brown on thin card - a proof copy of a concrete poetry work which offers a made up headline which is more or less a joke. The text being set on a round baseline reflects the fictitious race being "round the bay".
Possibly unique in form on this paper, this was an early text proof of a page created with John Furnival as part of his later published Portfolio (see listing elsewhere). VG+.


Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
16.5 x 12cm, 2pp. The card has a reproduced drawing by Margot Sandeman of boats and overlaid is a text which lists nine names of boats. The names are all middle class girl's names and Finlay has designated them as an "Homage to John Betjeman" a poet who often muses on unrequited love affairs with pretty girls . (Betjemin reputedly also said on this death bed: "I wish I'd had more sex." but that could be untrue but it does hint at the longing after flesh that these names infer.
POINT-TO-POINT is a form of racing in both horse racing and sailing. It hints at competition, young women on horseback and love as a competition.
Murray has this as Card 4.19. ...

Berlin: Galerie Rene Block, 1969 15 x 10.5cm, 1pp announcement card with a b/w image of Beuys' work outside the gallery (the "double spade" was previously used as part of the 24 Studen aktion in 1965). Blockade '69 was a group show in the famous gallery which included Joseph Beuys, Blinky Palermo, Karl Horst Hödicke, Panamarenko, Bernd Lohaus, Rainer Giese, Imi Knoebel, Reiner Ruthenbeck and Sigmar Polke each being given a room. Other artists were given announcement cards specific to their participation in the show. VG+. ...