March 1971

Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1971
27.5 x 21cm, 230pp, original card wrappers with typographic dust jacker. Exhibition Catalogue for a major show of sound texts, concrete poetry and vidsual texts which displayed work from over 100 artists from all over the world. Those artists included Augusto de Campos, Carlo Belloli, Claus Bremer, Decio Pignatari, Diter Rot, Daniel Spoerri, Andre Thomkins, Max Bense, Ferdinand Kriwet, Henri Chopin, Heinz Gappmayr, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Mathias Goeritz, Eugen Gomringer, Hansjorg Mayer, Timm Ulrichs, Hiro Kamimura, K. Katue, Kawashima, Emmett Williams. Essay texts in Dutch, English and German language. The catalogue is organised by country of origin so Finlay has a page of works (Homage to Malevich and Au Pair) alongside those of Furnival, Cobbing, Morgan, dsh and others.
The cheap paper is minorly browned after 50 years and there are minor closed tears to the dust jacket but overall VG+. A rare publication.

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Paris: Sonnabend Gallery, 1971
22 x 13.5cm, 8pp (self cover). The artist's fifth book which has an alternative title: "ESSAIS DE RECONSTITUTION D'OBJETS AYAN APPPARTENU A CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI ENTRE 1948 ET 1954". The book consists of 45 examples of objects from his childhood that Boltanski has tried to recreate in a variety of methods - they are mostly in text description but there are four small b/w images of some of the items. The items are mostly in clay or similar modelling materials and shown in metal drawers as if in an exhibition.
An important book which reflects Boltanski's interest in metal storage and the authority that such placements give to the objects. In VG condition but with some rust on staples.
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Hand addressed envelope by Boltanski sent to M. Berg in Copenhagen. Franked printed stamp.
Referenced in Flay Boltanski Catalogue Page 48.

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Toronto: CEAC: Centre for Experimental Art and Communication, n.d. (1971) 43 x 28.5cm, 1pp black on white offset lithographic poster for a series of events in September 1971 which includw Yalkut's ""Self-Obliteration"" and "Festival Mix"" multiscreen projection. The photograph in the design is alsoby Yalkut. Others included in the festival were Michael Snow with a piano concert, Shitbandit in a performance, a film of Hermann Nitsch's Abreakaktionnesepeil and Willoughby Sharp's "The anchoring of activity; breaking frame"; a video performance. Victor Pisani also performed a "North American Premiere performance'. Folded for storage else VG....

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
16.8 x 12.5cm, 2pp. Duotone image of a toy boat on water above a traditional form poem by Finlay. The poem begins with the supposition that the boat is real but by the end the sail is being used as a hanky (toy sails traditionally were made from hankies) and the boat "anchors by the water-lily". Finlay had made wooden models especially boats for much of his adult life. Photograph by Dianne Tammes. VG+.
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NYC: Collier Macmillan, 1971
21 x 18.5cm, 48pp. Original boards and printed dust jacket. First edition. A collection of concrete and visual poetry anthologised from Finlay's other publications such as Rapel, Blue and Brown Poems and Stonechats amongst others. Different paper stocks and printings re-formated for this square shaped volume. Original dust jacket here has some closed tears but is overall VG with VG+ book. Scarce. ...

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
12.7 x 10.3cm, 16pp plus wrappers and pictorial dj - artist's book which purports to be a test for the ability to master a Weed Boat. The questions are all jokey and poetic at the same time. For example: "Q. What are the "petals" of the Port of Honfleur?" No answers are given. there are small vignettes on most pages by Ian Gardner.
Part One of the "test" was published in the series "Private Tutor" as issue no. 11 - see the listing elsewhere in these pages.VG+ although staples are minorly rusty

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
10.3 x 15cm, 2pp. Red and black on white card with the text "THE SIGN OF THE NUDGE" next to a symbol that could be the prow of a boat or an elbow of a human. A visual pun.
This card was printed twice - this slightly larger version is the second edition and has black writing on the reverse.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
9 x 11cm, 2pp. Red and black on white card with the text "THE SIGN OF THE NUDGE" next to a symbol that could be the prow of a boat or an elbow of a human. A visual pun.
This card was printed twice - this smaller version is the first edition and has red writing on the reverse. The second printing has black text and is larger.

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