November 1987

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
29.6 x 21cm, green on light brown offset lithograph with a text in which Finlay delights in pointing out mistakes and the absurd statements made by Wim Meulenkamp and Gwyn Headley in the Book "Folies, A National Trust Guide". The book had included Little Sparta in its listings - something which offended Finlay to his roots.
This was just one of his acts of revenge against the authors that emerged in many texts and works of art. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
29.6 x 21cm, green on light brown offset lithograph with a lengthy text with two conflicting etymologies of the word Folly. The first from a National Trust book on Follies which had attracted Finlay's ire for including Little Sparta as a folly has a negative connotations. The second is from the French "folie" - meaning delight or favourite abode which clearly Finlay prefers. VG+>

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
7.5 x 7.5cm, 4pp artist's card with a drawing of an arrow wrapping around the card and overprinted with a poem:

MEMORY
Arrow
which never
forgets

Time moves only in one direction like an arrow but one might also suggest a wound or mark from an arrow is somewhat irreversible. VG+.

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Zurich: Parkett, 1987
25.5 x 21cm, 132pp plus pages and pages of adverts. Original card covers. A single number of this important artist's journal which has a lengthy artist on Finlay by Bernard Marcade in both German and English. Many b/w illustrations of works. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1987
6.9 x 16.4cm, 1pp artist's card with a drawing of a musket with bayonet from the French revolutionary wars. A socle is a plinth that is underneath a block, a column, urn, or a statue. The bayonet is supported by the gun in the same way and the stock is thus in some sense a socle. VG+.

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