26 Sep CARBON COPY OF A LETTER TO COUNCILLOR LOGAN, CHAIRMAN, SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL. 26th SEPTEMBER 1982. HAND SIGNED BY FINLAY.
Little Sparta: Finlay, 26th September, 1982
30 x 21cm, 1pp original carbon copy on typing paper.
A copy of a letter sent by Finlay to the Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council.
The letter thanks him sarcastically for a letter of "three sentences (one of them three words long)"
Like all barbarians , you are unable to see that there is a difference between using words and using language.
For too long we have hung on your words, expecting language.
Now you should be hung on your words, to save language.
Words may produce the arrestment of my work but they will never rise to language in a mind such as yours.
Mors consilio artium.
The latin translates to "Death to the Arts Council".
This copy of the original letter is signed by hand in red ink.