August 1984

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (1984)
21 x 15cm, 1pp printed red on cream paper. The order form for the two limited edition medals issued by Finlay as commemorations of the Little Sparta wars - First Battle of Little Sparta and Terror/Virtue. Scarce ephemera from the period when Finlay took on the might of Strathclyde Region over local property taxes and sort of won. Central vertical crease else VG.

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Bonn: Bonner Kunstverein, 1984
21 x 10.5cm, 2pp B/W announcement card with one of Boltanski's roughly made small dolls on the front and verso museum details for an exhibition of such works and colour photographs. The "doll" can be seen to be made somewhat cheaply out of corrugated cardboard and metal rivets. VG+.

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30 x 21cm, 1pp vintage b/w xerox copy of two articles one of which is a news report of a theft from a Hindu temple and the other of Christie's auctioneers holding the artworks taken by Strathclyde Region under a poinding of items in Finlay's Garden Temple after their dispute over what they claimed were unpaid rates. Finlay has added a typed headline above both "CHECKPOINT SANDY STRIKES AGAIN!" and circulated the xerox to friends and supporters to point out the hypocrisy of the situation. VG+.

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Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery, 1984
18 x 12cm, 1pp. The announcement card for a show of mostly small sculptural works and editions. The drawings of such works shown by and Nicholas Sloan. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1984 18.3 x 12.4cm , 1pp black on white card. The card appropriates a first world war recruitment poster with the original question "What did you do in the Great War Daddy?" replaced with a question about the Little Spartan War.
This card was sent to Harry Warschauer by Finlay and is hand addressed but also has two rubber stamp impressions one in red: "LITTLE SPARTA IS A LUCID MOMENT IN STRATHCLYDE REGION" and in blue "CONVERSE BY TOOM-TOM IN STRATHCLYDE REGION". VG+ although some ink smears caused by the postal system and the franking.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1984
16 x 14cm , 1pp black on white card.
The card appropriates Lord Kitchener first world war recruitment image with the slogan altered to "NEOCLASSICISM NEEDS YOU". A clarion call. VG+.

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