August 1986

Koln: Michael Werner, 2986 35 x 60cm, b/w exhibition poster with an especially drawn graphic by Immendorff showing all of the participating artists in a scene - Broodthaers being dead by this point is sitting at a table aloof, James Lee Byars is standing near one of his sculptures at the back of the scene while Baselitz is working on a sculpture swinging an axe wildly, the others are also making art. The best of ephemera. Foled several times for mailing else VG+. ...

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1986 Original printed folder 64.5 × 42.5cm, content of nine poster prints, each of 64 x 42cm, 1pp. A colophon/title page is joined by eight textual sheets with quotations from the speeches of Louis-Antoine Saint-Just, interspersed with aphorisms by Finlay composed as "Imaginary Speeches for the revolutionary". The portfolio was published on the occasion of the exhibition "L'Art et le Sacre Aujourd hui" at the Cistercian Abbey in L'Epau, France, where the texts were intended to be installed on four columns inside the abbey building. During the heroic anti-clericalism of the French revolution the Abbey was transformed into something far more useful - an agricultural outbuilding surrounded by gardens.
This is both a print portfolio but also a proposal for an architectural installation - hence we have placed it in the the appropriate section here which in fairness to Murray he also places it as 6.20.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1986
27.5 x 50.5cm offset lithograph folding print in original printed folder. The drawing of a landscape by Gary Hincks is printed in such a way that the unfolded card reveals a proposed large public sculpture - an optical illusion of a "vase" shape cut out from a wall with "JJR" painted bottom left. The cut-away allows more of the wild landscape to be shown. Limitation not known. VG+ in like folder....

Firenze: Zona Archives, 1986 10.5 x 15cm, 2pp. Artist postcard released on the occasion of the series of “Secret Events” created by Maurizio Nannucci and including work by Ian Hamilton Finlay, James Lee Byars, Daniel Buren, Terry Fox, General Idea, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Sol Lewitt, Maurizio Nannucci and Lawence Weiner for Nannucci’s Zona Archives. VG+. Scarce....

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (c. 1986)
12.8 x 10cm, 1pp. Artist's card which has a text with typography and small drawings by Mark Stewart printed red on brown. The text is "The difference in a house by Voysey and a house by Lutyens is that the lobby of the former holds a toy spade and a minnow-net and that of the latter a fishing rod and a gun."
Voysey was heavily influenced by art nouveau whereas Lutyens was more practical and his houses more suited to the modern era he lived in.
This card is not found in Murray or in the online (limited) Wild Hawthorn Press listings of cards. One the back of this one is an extensive ink note from Sue Finlay to Victoria Miro asking for more copies of the invitation card (we believe the A David cards), mentioning how hot Italy had been and wishing the show to go well. Fromt his we date this card to be around 1976 and have placed it thus. VG+. Rare.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1986
5.1 x 5.1cm, 4pp folding card with a drawing of nettles by Stephanie Kedik, printed black on light olive paper with the following poem on the left inner fold:
The pears
and frets
of nettles
VG+. Scarce.

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NYC: n.p., 1986
5 x 5cm, colour transparency with a colour image of the Boltanski installation "Monument: Les Enfants de Dijon" from 1986 which was shown at the MCA in Chicago. Handwritten legend on the plastic - a slide provided by a gallery to press or clients. VG+.

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n.p.: n.p., n.d. (1986?) 26 x 19.5cm, 1pp black on white offset. A single sheet reproducing a work by Byars in honour of Beuys. We cannot find a reference for this work but it may have been made after Beuys died suddenly in January 1986. Byars and Beuys were friends for nearly 20 years and regularly corresponded. This has stapled holes along the top and some closed tears and former creases. It was found stapled into one of James Collins' diaries (1986) in his archives. ...