September 1977

London: Serpentine Gallery, 1977
23 x 16cm, 96pp. Original pictorial wrappers . An exhibition catalogue with an "imaginary portrait" of Finlay by Stephan Bann and various illustrations and photographs of works and an insert on cream laid paper "The Wartime Garden" by Finlay illustrated by Ron Costley (which was also published elsewhere). VG+.

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London: Serpentine Gallery, 1977
10.7 x 15cm, 4pp (single folded sheet). The announcement card for a major exhibition of Finlay's work which has the first printing of the cover image on it - which meant that Murray's raisonne has this categorised as an artist's card which we have ignored. The cover shows an abstract in red and blue and references the use of similar patterning on fleet ships during the war (called "dazzle boats") :the joke of course is that this type of camouflage resembles hard-edge abstraction which was in vogue for the 60s and 70s and hence the "dislike" by the U-boats. VG+. very scarce.

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Vaduz: Roberto Altmann, 1977
28.3 x 20.9cm, 40pp and card covers. A single number (and the last in the series) of an artist’s periodical that was produced unusually in Liechtenstein, This themed number is a collection of postcards by Roberto Altmann, Christian Boltanski, H.P. Gassner, Paul-Armand Gette, Norbert Haas, Gilbert Lascaux, Annette Messager and Maria Nevelson which are bound in and serrated to allow removal and use if desired. Boltanski shows appropriated images of a goat, children playing, a girl posing, a yacht amongst other things. The images used here were also released as a stand alone artist’s portfolio also by Altmann also entitled Les Vacances but in a cardboard folder. Flay in her Catalogue of Boltanski books notes that but does not reference this periodical presumably not knowing of it. VG+. Very scarce publication.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977
11.5 x 7cm, 4pp. Artist's card with a reproduced drawing of a tree by Bernard Lassus of a tree printed green on white and the text: "TREE-SHELLS. Instructions: Apply ear to Tree-shell. Listen for Lakes." The card can be used to create the same auditory illusion as holding a sea-shell to the ear if cupped close enough - hence bringing the sound of water (lakes) to the ear. This is the third of three cards with the same idea but with different illustrations by different collaborators. VG+

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