January 1988

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1988
10.3 x 15cm, 1pp. Artist's card with an amusing adaption of the much loved children's first line of learnt French - taken from a song - here altered to become:
Le Pen est dans le jardin avec ma tante."
and dedicated to Catherine Millet. The "Le Pen" refers to the French leader of the fascist Front Nationale and one assumes the "aunt" is Millet. Nicely barbed. A monostich is a one line poem integral to itself. VG+

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1988
10.3 x 14.2cm, 1pp. Artist's card with a quote from Jean-Paul Marat to Michel Blum and Yves Hayat (obviously re-applied by Finlay) which suggests that they do not have judgement, courage or virtues. The design here is the same as that of the previous card "Cruel and ingenious sophists". VG+.
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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1988
10.3 x 14.2cm, 1pp. Artist's card with a quote from Robespierre to Catherine Millet and Jonathan Hirschfeld (obviously re-applied by Finlay) which suggests that they are charlatans and that they will "be carried away like insects in its on-rush; your success will be as fleeting as lies and your shame as immortal as truth". The design here is the same as that of the following card "Paris is the sink of all virtues. VG+.
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