January 1987

21 x 26.5cm, b/w silver gelatine photographic print of an unique sculptural work created under Finlay's instruction by John Andrew. The image is of a boat anchored to the beach - a reference to Ullysses. The texts from Virgil is "Sterns stood along the beach". VG+.

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21 x 26.5cm, b/w silver gelatine photographic print of an unique sculptural work created under Finlay's instruction by John Andrew. The image is of an anchor which has been sunk into foliage - bringing Finlay's oft comparison of fruit with boats to life or at least stone. The texts from Virgil is "Anchors were cast from prows" which is also a pun. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
18 x 13cm, 1pp Artist's card with an appropriated etching from 1793 - "Louis le Traître lis ta Sentence" which translates to "Louis the Traitor, read your sentence" below the image Finlay quotes Ian Barr, the Chairman of the Saltire Society as "He thought Follies an entertaining guide and enjoyed it". Clearly Finlay had added Barr to his enemies list. On the reverse there is a post-it note on which Finlay has written "A Follies War Card". VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
54.5 x 49.5cm, full colour offset lithograph on paper. The reproduced painting by Hincks is of Saint-Juste supposedly replacing Tatlin in his cubist self-portrait The Sailor from 1911. The text: "SAILORS! REVOLUTIONAIRES! LEARN FROM YOUR BOLDNESs" is from the French revolution but could equally be from the Russian overthrow of the Tzar. Whereas in the original painting the cap has the word GUARDIAN on it, the Finlay version says REPUBLIQUE.
The image we have used here is from a publication - the print we hold is framed in wood and glass and hard to image without reflections - but the work is in VG+ condition.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
7.1 x 10.5cm, 8pp and card covers along with printed brown dust jacket. The artist's book has a visual poem:

cottage
loaves

loaf
cottages

and there is a drawing by Howard Eaglestone and a photo-montage by Antonia Reeve.
The texts by reversing the words create first an image of squat country houses (brown and russet red as when painted by Paul Cezzane) and then a loaf with the shape of a solid loaf. The illustrations reflect those two poetic images. VG+.

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