October 1973

Paris: Galerie Sonnabend, n.d. (1973)
11.5 x 16.5cm, 1pp typographic announcement card for Boltanski's first solo show in America, only months before he has his first show outside of France in Oxford in the UK. A mailed copy with handwritten address (not by Boltanski). VG+ although slight marks from the franking process. Scarce.
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Milano: Françoise Lambert, 1973 17.8cm dia. - cardboard imitation single record (two sided) for this early musical group show curated by Germano Cleat. A large number of artists are listed including Boltanski and Byars. Fine. Rare, ...

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1973
30.5 x 61.0cm, two colour offset lithograph with an image (by George Oliver) of a modern tank in leafy camouflage. The word Arcadia below refers to an unspoilt rural paradise.
The Tate Gallery says of this work (and there is little more to add so we quote it here): "In this print, Finlay draws an ironic parallel between this idea of a natural paradise and the camouflage patterns on a tank. There is also an echo of the Latin phrase ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ (‘I too was in Arcadia’), used by the seventeenth-century French artist Nicolas Poussin in a painting of a group of shepherds discovering a tomb. Like Poussin, Finlay reminds us that death is present everywhere, even in paradise."

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Copenhagen: Louisiana Revy, 1973
35 x 25cm, 48pp plus wrappers. A single number of this artist's journal associated with the museum. This issue (n 2) has an original two-page contribution by Botlanski - a text translated in to Danish, "OM SIG SELV" which translates to "ABOUT YOURSELF" and is a text taken from a long interview with Uffe Harder. and a page of photographs from an uncredited "Inventory" work showing 40 belongings to an unnamed individual. Not referenced in any catalogue raisonne. VG+.

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