September 1987

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1986
26.4 x 12.2cm, unprinted white outer folder content of two 26.4 x 12.2cm offset lithographs. The first sheet is printed on russet brown paper and has the sole text "POIRE" at the top and the second has "LOIRE" also at the top but this time printed on bright blue paper.
One of Finlay's innovative colour paper prints where the medium utilised is as important as the words found upon the page.
The pairing of the rhyming works Poire and Loire identify this as French themed work - Loire Valley and river being to the south West of Paris and Poire (pair) being a long associated fruit from this region (Poire Tapees being a long loved desert from the Vendee).The colour reflect the colours of ripe pairs and the bright sunny sky of the area.
As an aside the Loire Valley was part of the Vendee uprising of 1793 which rocked the French revolution until it was brutally put down by Republican army troops - and Finlay made many works about those events although it is not quite clear if this work relates to those events. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
13.8 × 15cm, outer folder with printed tipped on label and inside a 9pp (printed recto only) accordion folded sheet with drawings by Hincks of the already existing memorial in Uberwasser cemetery in Munster for Annetee von Droste-Hulshoff (1797 - 1848), a 19th-century German writer and composer. This is second of two books relating to a proposal for memorial for the writer created by Finlay. Unusually for him both proposals both might be regarded as artist's books in this format but we have placed them in the same section that the WIld Hawthorn Press used for their listings. VG

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Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 1987
18 x 18cm, 4pp announcement card for the opening of the Finlay and Boudinet exhibitions - the front of the card displays one of the images of Little Sparta taken by the later in full colour (a spray of water causing a rainbow). VG+.

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Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 1987
18 x 18cm, 2pp typographic announcement card for a photographic exhibition of 9 images taken of Little Sparta by Boudinet. VG+.

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Paris: Galerie Claire Burrus, 1987
15 x 21.3cm, 2pp announcement card for a solo show of 13 sculptural works by Finlay. A sculptural work - ROUGH OARS WITH THE LEAVES STILL ON THEM - reproduced in black on cream on the front. VG+.

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N.p.: n.p., 1987
A standard b/w photographic 35mm slide with an image of a Finlay sculptural intervention in the landscape - here the work "FIVE COLUMNS FOR KROLLER" The work is to be found at the Kroller- Muller Museum in the Netherlands. The slide was prepared for a book "Art in America" (which is strange given the geographical location of the work pictured). VG+.

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N.p.: n.p., 1987
A standard colour photographic 35mm slide with an image of a Finlay sculptural intervention in the landscape - here the work "A VIEW TO THE TEMPLE." The work was part of the Documenta 8 in Kassel.. The slide was prepared for a book "Art in America" (which is strange given the geographical location of the work pictured). VG+.

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Paris: Galerie Claire Burrus, 1987
20 x 17cm, 6pp exhibition catalogue for a solo show of 13 sculptural works by Finlay. A long text in French and English by Thomas A. Clark. VG+.

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