February 1986

Munchen: Edition Schellmann, 1986
15 x 21cm, 1pp announcement card for the first edition of the catalogue raisonne of multiples and editions by Beuys. The image on the card is the work Flag from 1974 where a model train was equipped with a red flag by Beuys. The book was published in the year of the artist's death but was planned in advance of that event. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1986
11.5 x 17.7, 1pp card with noting the third anniversary of Strathclyde Regions "assault" on the Garden Temple at Little Sparta below which Finlay has written printed green on cream:BR> "all wars grow mossy".
The line reminds the reader that all statues and commemorative stones ultimately are covered in growth and the event forgotten. This is one of my favourite Finlay aphorisms - time passes and what seems memorable goes from public consciousness.
This card on the back has a black rubber stamp impression from Finlay that reads "FEBRUARY 4/DAY OF THE FLUTE". VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1983
81 x 21.8cm, black on green folding offset lithograph. A concrete poem with the repeat words urn and column placed one above the other (with column broken up into COL and UMN) to create the vision of a column topped with an urn. One of the more simple of such poems but there is an additional element of the the strong vertical lines of the ascenders in the font to reflect the vertical lines one might get in a classical column.

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Koln/Monchengladbach: Konig/Museumsverein Mönchengladbach, 1986
15 x 10.5cm,4pp. Promotional and subscription card for the title book on Beuys and the 7000 Eichen project. One b/w image of the artist with tree and basalt stone. Published in the month immediately after the artist's death. VG+.

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