July 1972

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
25 x 34.5cm, grey-green on white offset lithograph with a drawing by Karl Torok of a garden sculpture which has a hidden fountain and water is sprayed out of the side of the cruiser - much as if it was draining its bilges. In printed card folder on which the print is signed and Numebred in pencil by Finlay.
Slight bumping to left of both print and folder but overall VG and very are.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
14.8 x 10.5cm, 2pp artist's postcard with six line drawings of parts of modern destroyers and an elevation of the whole battleship. The style by Stuart Barrie is a thin line above a flat purple which reflects much of Wassily Kandinsky's sprawling stylish paintings. Purple being a colour often used by the pioneer of abstract art. The various towers and gun placements drawn here take on figurative overtones - seeming to be alive and threatening.

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Hamburg/Paris: Grossman Verlag/Edition Sonnabend, 1972
20.8 x 14.6cm, 32pp plus card covers. Thirty-two b/w images of the adult artist recreating his early life as a young child with descriptions which ignore the fact that Boltanski is not a child. The photographs were all taken by Annette Messager. This is one of 500 copies published. The cover has a couple of brown marks (possible foxing) else VG+.
JOINT:
Two 19 x 12.5cm, 1pp b/w inserts with English and French translations of the legends.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
12 x 16.6cm, 2pp artist's postcard with the text drawn by Stuart Barrie: "Jean Gris. His knife and fork" as if on a book cover. Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler was a famous art dealer who worked with the cubists and other avant garde artists including Gris who drew one of the best known portraits of Kahnweiler - who in turn wrote a seminal work on the painter. The reference to "knife and fork" suggests that the dealer was essential to Gris' practice (and may be a quote from the latter about Kahnweiler, we do not know?). It is also worth pointing out that the colour of the drawing here is grey - which is a translation of the painter's surname. VG+

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