August 1981

London: White Lies Publications, 1981
21 x 15 x 1cm, two part printed green box content of a bag of elastic bands, nine silkscreen prints of different Arcadian glider kits (each 21 x 15cm, 1pp) and an instruction booklet.
"Each airplane is embellished with a military decal and the name of an appropriate common garden feature has been printed on the rear wing. When the airplanes have been constructed, they may either be displayed together as a squadron or, if you have access to a garden, they should be carefully placed in the relevant spot to act as markers or name tags and a pleasing focus of interest for when the flowers are out of season." (I
An unusual garden multiple published by Steve Wheatley's small press. VG+ in like box.

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Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery, 1981 16 x 16cm, 60pp plus card covers and printed dustjacket. Three fold outs and one work reproduced in colour as frontispiece. Artist's book (one suspects it was also an exhibition catalogue given Murray was the dealer for the works included but this is not mentioned and Finlay is noted as having designed the book) which shows duotone images (by Hani Latif) of 17 inscribed large pebbles (or rocks really) with found texts from philosophers, poets and others. The texts on the stones reflect the quotations. The sculptures were made under Finlay's instruction by Richard Grasby. One thousand copies were printed. VG although slight rippling to the dustjacket.
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Bonn: Galerie Klein, 1981
15 x 10.5cm, 4pp announcement for a portfolio of four lithographs by Beuys in "Brauntone" issued in a limited edition of only 150 examples. One of the works of a seal reproduced on the front in b/w. Serrated subscription/reply card still attached. VG+. ...

Napoli: Lucio Amelio, 1980/1981
20.5 x 14.5cm, printed manilla envelope content of twelve artist designed postcards by Cragg, Longobardi, Paladino, Tatfiore and Salle alongside three postcards by Beuys. Beuys' contributions are two b/w images of the installation Terremoto in Palazzo (1981) and a drawing from the same work - the card of which is signed in red felt tipped pen by Beuys. All VG+ in a printed envelope which has been signed and stamped by Beuys. Scarce. Not in Schellmann.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1981
11.5 x 21.5cm, 4pp. One of Finlay's "definition" works - the word RIPPLE is defined as a small, often dark-blue fold or dent resembling a wood-chip. Will float on fresh or salt water in all light airs. The paper used here is a turquoise (possibly more green than blue) and the definition is the only text on it inside. The "dent" or "fold" referred to presumably indicated the fold in the paper here (there is no other reason for the paper to be folded otherwise). The fold also hints at the way a boat bottom is shaped to allow floating. VG+.

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