June 1977

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977
50 x 71cm, blue and light brown/orange silkscreen on white paper with a painting by Jim Nocholson of a group of sailors pulling a metal cable on the deck of a warship. The joke being the slogan having a double meaning - a campaign by the post office (then) for people to use the telegram service. This is one of a number of signed prints by Finlay. VG>

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Vermont: Z Press, 1977
23 x 16cm, 152pp. Original card covers. Poetry anthology edited by Kenward Elmslie.
Finlay contributes Carrier Strike by Finlay and Carl Heideken. Twenty pages (all printed recto) of photographs of toys made by Finlay (mostly boats and military machines) and a title page.
This is a substantial work by Finlay and often forgotten in his milieu. The ironing board that the toy planes are arranged on is denoted as "an aircraft carrier". This example is signed in green ink by Finlay in full on the title page of his section. Murray 8.9

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Berlin: Edition Hundertmark, n.d. (1977)
9 x 14cm, 2pp. Artist designed card issued by Hundertmark to be part of the Morris and Trasov organised Image Bank Postcard Show (1971) but later issued in a box set as an edition. Displays printed rubber stamp impressions by Beuys (Fluxus Zone East) and Ken Friedman (Fluxus Zone West). VG+.

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Arnhem: Stichting Festival, 1977
23.5 x 17cm, 28pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue and programme for the annual festival which includes Annette Messager, Pieter Engels, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Timm Ulrichs, Carolee Schneemann and others. Boltanski exhibited "Les 21 vetements de Francois C. en 1972" and there is one b/w image of part of that work. ...