June 1972

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
13.5 x 16cm, 2pp - Harvey's drawing of an Barque (a ship with three or more masts) has numbers associated with each part as if a "painting by numbers" - only every colour is a virginal white. Williams was a long term friend and collaborator/publisher of Finlay. In truth this is the one Finlay reference/meaning I cannot fathom - if you know then do get in touch.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
24.2×32.2cm. three part folding card with various texts silkscreened in black on grey. The card which is folded into three gate folded nested sheets opens up to show different texts - THE HAY STACK'S WHISP and THE SMOKE STACK'S WHISP. Typograsphy and design by Michael Harvey
Finlay (as elsewhere) brings correspondence between boats and processed fields of wheat.
HMS D1 was one of eight D-class submarine built for the Royal Navy during the first decade of the 20th century and was one of the first diesel submarines which replaced petrol vessels. Being a submarine sometimes only the chimney stack could be seen above the water line - like wheat stacks on a harvested field.
Murray has this as a print - which is absurd - we are catagorising it as a folding card for this collection. Very good condition.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
38 x 51cm black on grey silkscreen with a drawing of the Nazi Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen by Ron Costley. Prinz Eugen served with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.
The work is a "homage" to the concrete poet Eugen Gomringer - and by the correspondence of the entitled ship with the artist, FInlay is suggesting Gomringer is a prince amongst poets. One of 300 signed and numbered prints.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
5.4 x 17.6cm, 6pp (single paper sheet printed one side only), the image is a b/w photograph by Dianne Tammes of a tree branch above a stream over laid with the title words - BLUE/WATERS/BARK. "Blue water" is a term usually used to mean deep ocean but here the water is shallow. The addition of the word bark indicates "surface" - hence a shallow stream is the "bark/surface" of a deeper sea. VG+.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
13.5 x 16cm, 2pp - Gardner's drawing of an old fashioned cast metal iron on its side references the sinking of the civil war "Iron Ship" Monitor 16 miles off Cape Hatteras with the loss of sixteen men. Paintings of the ship show it floundering on its side before going down. VG+

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
22.5 x 15cm, 2pp - three colour screenprint with a drawing of sails by Ian Gardner on the front. Brown, and blue are colour associated with Wittgenstein's famous books which discuss the role of context in the understanding of language ("language games") and by extension signifiers such as a drawing. Famously Wittgenstein noted an ambiguous drawing such as the famous rabbit/duck was an example of "seeing that" versus "seeing as".
Here the abstract painting of a sail can also be seen as a river passing through the land to reach the sea. Deeper than one might imagine on first viewing this was also Finlay's largest silkscreen card. VG+

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Bruxelles: POUR ecrire la liberte, n.d. (1972?)
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp. Artist's postcard displaying a b/w image of two placards made by Beuys for Documenta V suggesting the the Red Army Faktion terrorists should be shown around Dokumenta by Durer. Baader and Meinhof were at this point standing trial for terrorist activities in Germany. Verso publisher's details and postcard design. We think this was available in Kassel during Dokumenta but have not been able to confirm this. VG+.

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