August 1980

Aisbach: Verlaggaleria Leaman, 1980
31 x 27cm, printed plastic and card folder with metal ring binder. Content of individual contributions and multiples by a wide range of artists (many from the fields of conceptual art, visual poetry and some of the Fluxus- affiliated artists) including Filliou Monnier, SAito, Armleder and others as well as Boltanski.
Boltanski includes two sheets of "composition" images not shown elsewhere - stalk white on black outlines of objects which might be roughly painted or processed photographically (it is not clear which). Palms trees, a woman carrying a basket, fleeing couple, a man cutting wheat. The title Composition Feeriques suggests these are images of a "fairy world" and perhaps one can read a rough narrative into the eight images. Fine in like folder. Scarce. Not mentioned in any catalogue raisonne.

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Harvard: Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1980
2.5 x 2.5cm, white paper square with the text THE EXHIBITION OF PERFECT printed in tiny typeface in the centre. Unlimited multiple but now very hard to find. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1980
60 x 82cm, black on white offset lithograph with two drawings by Gary Hincks. The first cruiser is shown in elevation, the second also but with camouflage nettings over the bows. The allusion is to classical portraits of the human form - unclothed and clothed.

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Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery, 1980
21 x 15cm, 20pp plus card covers and printed dust jacket. An early monograph and exhibition catalogue discussing one aspect of Finlay's work. Illustrated in b/w throughout. as well as reprinting excerpts from the New Arcadian Dictionary and catalogue of works in the exhibition. VG+.

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Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1980
30 x 21cm, 1pp offset lithograph promotional leaflet for the first edition of the book Coyote which documents Beuys New York aktion I love America, America Loves me. Badly reproduced but vintage - this has been folded for mailing, else VG.

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Glasgow: Collins Exhibition Hall, 1980 23 x 12cm, 30pp. Original wrappers with printed dust jacket . One centre page fold out. An exhibition catalogue with an introductory text by Stephan Bann and various illustrations including a garden plan by Albert Speer (who Bann and Finlay had been corresponding with and which was to cause trouble later) and a musical note by Wilma Patterson plus one fold out sheet showing various "plaques" by Finlay in the landscapes. At the back of the catalogue there is a page work by Finlay - white laid paper sheets are labelled MOSS in small type at the bottom then a dull green laid paer sheet has the text "refinements of words" on it. VG+.

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