April 1987

Paris: ARC, Musée d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1987
20.3 x 17.5cm, unpaginated c. 50pp plus card covers and printed typographic dust jacket. Exhibition catalogue for a Finlay solo show from April 30 - June 28, 1987. the text (an essay by Stephen Bann) is in both English and French with each line printed alternatively but in two colours, green and red,; green for French, red for English.
There are 12 colour images of works in situ at the Kroller-Mueller and Little Sparta.VG+.

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San Diego: Stuart Collection University of California, 1987
21 x 15cm, 4pp card for the installation of a new work by Finlay at the university UNDA. Unda is Latin for Wave and the work is sculptural. In the middle pages of the card a Finlay work (with Gary Hincks) is reproduced - it is not the same work as installed but the inscription at the bottom of the card is the same as the work on stone. VG+.

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Saint-Ettienne: La Mason de la Culture et de Communication de Saint-Ettiene, 1987
18 x 12cm, 42pp plus wrappers. Artist's book issued also as the catalogue for the solo exhibition. The book shows the photograph "Classe Terminale du Lycee Chases en 1931 Castelgasse Vienne" on the title page followed by enlargements of each of the faces of the children (not the teacher) - one each on a page. The final page of the book is an installation view showing the photographs displayed on the walls each with a lamp light above it.
We explain this work elsewhere. This example is signed in pencil on the title page. VG+.

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London: Victoria Miro, n.d. (1987)
12 x 15cm, 4pp. Announcement card for a group show with works by Lothar Baumgarten, Marie Bourget, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Chris Drury, Andy Goldsworthy, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Wolfgang Laib, Nikolaus Lang, Bernard Lassus, Richard Long, Martin Rogers, David Tremlett, and Herman de Vries. The front of the card is a model tank by Finlay and Ian Gardner "Panzer V (Penterai Semi- Reducta) from 1979. VG+.

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NYC: n.p., 1987
5 x 5cm, colour transparency with a colour image of the Boltanski work Detective from 1987. Handwritten legend on the plastic - a slide provided by a gallery to press or clients. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
9.6 x 15.2cm, 1pp. Artist's card with the text "Myriam Salomon owns the Second World War and you are not allowed to mention it." Salomon was Catherine Millet and made public pronouncements about Finlay that linked him to the trial of the former Nazi Klaus Barbie - an actual mass murderer and torturer who was in the Gestapo. Finlay's card is not exactly high art but perhaps can be forgiven when Salomon suggested some similarities between the poet and the real Nazi. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
9.6 x 15.2cm, 1pp. Artist's card.
Louis Treize
Louis Quatorze
Louis Quinze
Louis Seize
Louis Cane
The ascending list of French Kings ends with the name of a French modernist abstract painter who eventually returned to figuration and a more naturalistic style. The list of monarchs ended temporarily the House of Bourbon until the temporary restoration post Napoleon. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
8 x 19cm, 1pp. Artist's card with a one-word poem:
A ONE-WORD POEM FOR THE LADIES OF ART PRESS, PARIS. 1987.
Knitters!
An attack on Catherine Millet and her assistant Myriam Salomon - comparing them to the women who sat next to the guillotine and knitted as victims were decapitated. VG+.

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