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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
29.7 × 21m, red on white offset lithograph. The print has four statements on it - dogmatically - DELEGATION WITH RESPONSE EQUALS DEMONSTRATION/WHEN WORDS HAVE FAILED THERE IS A STATE OF WAR/EVENTS ARE A DISCOURSE /FIGHT THE INTELLECTUAL TERRORISTS CANCEL PICABIA NOW!". Part of Finlay's continuing campaign against Strathclyde Region over a Rates dispute.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
22.8 x 22.2cm, offset lithograph printed black on deep blue stock inside an outer red folder with the word FILIGER printed on the front page. On the blue sheet the definition of the word - "Jewel work of a delicate kind made with threads and beads." is given. The intense colours of the papers used give a glimpse at this meaning by their attractive brightness reflecting the bright expressionist colours of the symbolists but FILIGER also refers to Charles Filiger the French Symbolist painter and friend of Gauguin. He along with Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Paul Ranson, Édouard Vuillard, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Félix Vallotton, and Paul Sérusier. were known as the Nabis group - taking their name from the Hebrew nebiim which means prophet. Sadly Filiger died an alcoholic after years of self-neglect. He might have been seen as a "delicate kind". VG+ condition.

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Köln : Galerie Michael Werner, 1987 57 x 44cm, b/w folded exhibition poster with an image of a Byars drawing (possibly of the title text but it is hard to read). Fine. JOINT WITH 10.5 x 10cm, (approx) fragment of the original printed mailing envelope from the gallery (address has been removed but printed portion remains). Both fine....

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
10 x 10cm, 4pp artist's card with a reproduced painting of bunch of growing poppies. Phrygia was a part of heroic Greece but the Phrygain bonnet was accepted as a sign of French revolutionary zeal and worn by republicans. A note on the back of the card notes that the red of the hats often "transformed the streets of Paris into lanes of moving poppies." Painting by Jo Hincks. 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 "Great Piece of Turf" (for a discussion of this work see separate listing on cards). The work is to be found in Little Sparta, Scotland. The slide was prepared for a book "Art in America" (which is strange given the geographical location of the work pictured). VG+....

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
9 x 12.7cm, 2pp. Artist's card with a drawing of a fence with the gate replaced with a booby trap of a guillotine. The back of the card and a sign on the front declares The Garden is Open for members of the National Trust. Snarky as ever. VG+.

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Amsterdam: Stedelik Museum, 1987
23 x 21.8cm, 12pp (self cover) exhibition catalogue for a solo show. Text in English and Dutch - being an interview with Demosthene Davvetas. Two works - one in b/w, the other in colour - are reproduced.
Wrappers are a bit scuffed and the cheap staples are slightly rusted else VG.

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