October 1969

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press 1969
51 x 71cm. Printed b/w offset. Furnival's outline drawing of a Scottish fishing boat is placed above Finlay's poem appropriated from the boat number, port, size and painted name - here the boat is called Xmas Star. A companion print to Poem/Print no 14 (Xmas Rose). When shown together the two prints have boats going in a different directions. Very good condition. One of 350 copies. Druckgrafik nr 4.69.2.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
5.5 x 9cm, 30pp. Card covers with printed dust wrapper. Artist's book that takes the typesetter's symbol for "transpose" as a wave that moves through the various letters A, E, V and W - to eventually create the word for wave - and after all the symbol's typographic form is very similar to a wave shape. This work was the basis for larger three dimensional works on glass and also in stone and for public works. A small delight.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
21.1 x 9cm, 30pp. Card covers with printed dust wrapper. Artist's book with two small drawings by Margot Sandeman. Each page has a two word poem printed in red and green based on combinations of the words Red, Roof, Wild, Rose, Blown, Tile until the last two words when the word White is added. There is a tale of sorts - the building has a red roof and it is blown away, a red rose is also replaced by a white rose. In some manner the petals of a rose are compared with a roof of a house.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
14.4x 13.6cm, 2pp. The card reproduces a sand-blasted glass work by Finlay against a view of small boats in a harbour. The text is made up of poetic texts where boat letter registrations of harbours inspire each phrase with the registrations letters in capitals, the rest lowercase - such as roSY fAr blacK, PatcheD BroKen fAded, Green FainteR LoatH and lucKY fuLl. Photograph by J.w. Lucas. The first photographic card by Finlay and also the first to show a three dimensional work. Murray 4.20....

Paris: American Center for Students and Artists, October 1969
18 x 28cm, 42pp (mostly printed one side only) plus rubber stamped card covers. Slide binder. The first edition of an assemblage group artist's book with original contributions by Boltanski, Paul-Armand Gette, Jean Le Gac (here Le Gag!), Gine Pane, Ben Vautier, Andre Cadere, Alain Kirili, and Eric Dietman as well as others.
Boltanski's work is a photograph and text showing a supposed 13 of 1,000 roses planted at the American centre on 9th of October 1969 by Boltanski, the other 987, it is claimed, will be planted in Dijon on 20th of November 1969. These claims are probably spurious.
The other contributions are significant and some copies were signed and numbered by Dietman but this is not one of them.
This example is in very good condition and the book is very rare. It is not mentioned to our knowledge in any Boltanski catalogue raisonne.

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