May 1984

Eichen: FIU, 1984
10.6 x 15.4cm, 4pp announcement card for the sIlkscreen print displaying one of the basalt stones (with hollowed out cone) used by Beuys in the 7,000 Eichen project. The lithograph is reproduced in b/w on the front. Internally details of the edition and a tear off subscription form. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1984 23 x 18cm, 4pp card with 1pp 30 x 21cm insert. The announcement and artist's card for the re-opening of the Little Sparta Temple and Garden after Finlay closed it. The front of the card displays a painting by Gary Hincks of a watering can and a reference to the guillotining of the Robespierrists during the "month of Heat" (Arrosoir being the symbol of that month in the new revolutionary calendar).
The insert is A NOTE ON THE PRESENT SITUATION IN THE LITTLE SPARTAN WAR. An update by Finlay on the ongoing fight with the Strath=clyde region and that they had been granted a new summary warrant against the Garden Temple. Folded else VG+.

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Pescara: Lucrezia De Domizio, 1984
16 x 122cm, 2pp - announcement for the "Defense of Nature" event/aktion where Beuys planted thousands of trees to reclaim land from man's ill-effects on the landscape. Typographic design only, printed letterpress. Map on the back to show how to drive to the event. VG+.

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Baden-Baden: Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1984
59 x 84cm, full colour lithographic offset exhibition poster with an image of a Boltanski photographs of one his roughly made models - here a sort of monster made out of a wooden clothes peg and cork. This poster is signed in black ink by the artist.VG+.

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Baden-Baden: Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1984
27 x 22.5cm, 92pp plus pictorial card covers. Exhibition catalogue for a large scale exhibition of Boltanski's photographic Compositions - starkly lit scenes where found models or brightly coloured hand-made puppets are displayed like dioramas. Additionally the artist creates roughly made puppets out of card board or household waste which are painted and the somewhat grotesque figurative works placed in darkness and highlighted by carefully placed lights.
Coloured images throughout and essays in German as well as an illustrated biography (which is similar to that found in other exhibition catalogues). Slight creases on the corner of the front cover but else VG+. This copy is signed in black felt tipped pen on the first half title page by Boltanski.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1984 15.2 x 11.8cm , 1pp light blue on white card. The card with a drawing of a floral bundle with ribbons by Laurie Clark above a "definition" work:
CHARM, n. a something pleasing in a person or thing; it came in with the Revolution and went out with the War.
There is also a quote from Michelet's History of the French revolution discussing the major public festivals that were organised during the later years of the uprising. Finlay's definition of Charm is heavily related to the actions of the French revolution - placing it on a footing equal to Virtue. VG+.

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London: Editions Schellmann & Kluser, 1984
21 x 15cm, 4pp announcement card with two works reproduced internally (Dead Stags from 1982 and Bath-Tub for a Heroine, 1984) internally, exhibition and gallery details on the front and back covers. VG+.

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