May 1987

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
42 X 30cm, red and black on white offset lithograph on satin paper. The text is an attack on Michel Blum "terrorist intellectuel" who "deshonore la France."
Blum along with Catherine Millet had attacked Finlay as "anti-semitic" because of his friendship with the architect Albert Speer (who had collaborated with the Nazis) and stopped a major commission from the French government being given to Finlay.
Blum was a member of the Ligue de Droits de L'Homme - hence this poster suggesting Blum was only interested in the rights of SOME men not all.
Blum was a particular egregious critic of Finlay - he knew little of the latter's work and made outrageous claims such as Finlay used swasticas in a large number of works - something that was clearly untrue. VG.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1976
43.2 x 55.8cm offset lithograph in green on white paper. Typography by John R. Nash. The "quotation" is from Ovid's Metamorphoses an epic poem of mythology. Here the quotation is from the story of Apollo and Daphne - the duo forced by Eros to be in emotional conflict with Daphne eventually being saved from ravishment by her father the river god turning her into a tree. But here Finlay has altered the text to make it relevant to the French Revolution during the period of the Terror and in particular replacing Apollo with Saint-Just. There is a "paired" print of this work with the original quotation from Ovid unaltered from the translation (see previous print listing here). VG+.

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NYC: n.p., 1987
5 x 5cm, b/w transparency with a detail of the Boltanski installation "Les Archives" from 1987. Handwritten legend on the plastic - a slide provided by a gallery to press or clients. VG+.

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