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Paris: Galilee, 1979
188 x 130 mm, unpaginated. Original wrappers with artist designed dust jacket. Artist’s book created from the novel by Touratier which Boltanski designed the dustjacket for - with images of shaped sugar cubes (which are to be found in the text). This is one of only 50 special editions in which Boltanski cut a hole in the middle of the book, glued a shaped sugar cube and then places a wire cage around the object. The colophon is signed and numbered in inky by the artist. A very rare artist book by Boltanski and surprisingly not found in any catalogue raisonne. VG+ condition.

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Geneva: Galérie Gaëtan,1979 31 x 31cm, double gate fold record sleeve content of a 30.5 x 30.5cm, 12pp exhibition catalogue for a group show of spoken and sound work to which Finlay is credited as a contributor.
Finlay has made very few sound works (this may well be the only one designed to primarily exhibited as a work in sound) and the reading is based on the paintings of Ivon Hitchens.
The work is called IVON HITCHENS: AN IMAGINARY EXHIBITION. The texts were read by Ronnie Duncan and Henriette Duncan. The work was only available via automatic answering machine for 24 hours a day for 8 days.
this is a very hard to find exhibition catalogue in VG+ condition.

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Paris: Limage, 1979.
26 x 18.5cm, 144pp plus original card covers. Artist's book created y Pierre Tilman which has original contributions by Annette Messager, Pascal Doury, Peter Klassen, Urs Luthi, Jacques Monory, Arnulf Rainer and Bruno Richard as well as Boltanski.
Boltanski's contribution is 6pp and is Les Jardins Japonais which is a pair of photographs of a model garden in black and white with the lighting creating a strong polarisation of the images.
This is the first known printing of such an image from a model - similar works were later the main subjects of photographic works and artist's books such as Lanterne Magique in 1982. The style of the photographs showing a "trail" of light which bends over the pages is similar to later works also.
This book is not referenced in any catalogue raisonne. Very rare. VG+.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (1979)
10.5x 15cm, 2pp. A typographic version of Finlay's earlier Wave work in which a word is transformed by the letters being re-ordered. But additionally this is a dialectic with "wave" being thesis, "solitary Wave" being antithesis and "great wave of translation" being the synthesis.
The "great wave of translation" also references the proof-reader's mark for transposition.

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