December 1989

Hamberg: Hamburger Kunsthalle, 1989
84 x 60cm, duotone offset lithograph exhibition poster with a full sheet image of Finlay's Aphrodite of the Terror sculpture and floating text. An exhibition looking at Finlay's work relating to the French revolution. Folded as issued else VG....

Hamburg: Hamburer Kunsthalle, 1989
15.2 x 15.2cm, 48pp. Original card covers and red dust jacket. An exhibition catalogue for an exhibition themed around Finlay's revolutionary works on the bicentenary of the events in Paris. Eight plates of sculptural works, other images of text works (some translated into German for the first time). Almost an artist's book given the lack of any commentary.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1989
11.6 x 7cm, 20pp plus card wrappers and printed dust jacket. Five drawings by Kathleen Lindsley are conjoined with Finlay's pithy proverbs.

"Temper harshness with tolerance, tolerance with justice"

when applied to the Jacobins (the most severe of the French revolutionary political clubs named after the religious order where they initially met) this can be seen as a plea for moderation. Another proverb reads:

"If you want to avoid the worst of the mud, walk in the ruts."

which also alludes to the moral state of the revolutionary club.
This is one of 250 signed copies which is dedicated to "Ian , with love from Ian" in red ink. VG+.

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