May 1985

Ahrensberg-Wulfsdorf: Haus de Natur, 1985
9.5 x 21cm, 4pp announcement card with a b/w image of Umseitig (a photograph of a nesting dove with overpainted stamp) on the front. A group show with works from Beuys, Robert Filliou, Lili Fischer, Ilse and Pierre Garnier, Marianne Greve, Heiko Hofmann, Georg Jappe, Tonia Kudrass, Klaus Staeck and Manfred Wigger. This example is signed in red felt tipped pen by Beuys over the image. Internally museum details. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1985
21 x 21cm (unfolded), 2pp red on white card. The text "EVERY GOAL NEGATES" comes from the German atheist philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach in his book 'Thoughts on Death and Immortality' - in full it is 'Every goal negates; where there is no destruction, no negation and sacrifice of independent existence, there is no purpose." - emphasising the role of destruction and loss in the world.
Here Finlay has made this into a paper dart which is a weapon of sorts carrying Feuerbach's message to the person hit by the paper. VG+.

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