August 1992

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1992
15.9 x 20cm, 2pp. Card with a reproduced colour painting by Gary Hincks with the various names of important female figures in the French revolution illustrated with particular flowers. Éléonore Duplay, here "Madame Duplay" was Robespierre's companion and possible lover. She is shown as a wildflower (a sometime symbol of zeal in Finlay) - possibly Queen Anne's Lace but that is not certain just our amateur identification. The was also a large print version of this work (see elsewhere on this site).
This example has been posted and is hand addressed by Finlay in bklack ink with a note "love from Ian 23.8.92" to Dawn MacLeod. VG but a little battered by the mailing system.

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Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, 1992
23 x 17.5cm, 108pp plus blue embossed and foil stamped boards. The exhibition catalogue for a group exhibition of works by a range of artists including Finlay. While not being specific to concrete and visual poetry the events (which included talks, films and workshops as well as the exhibition) - a large number of those exhibited worked in that field. A number of Finlay's works are reprodcued in full colour
Poiesis as we all know is a definition of poetry as "anything supremely harmonious or satisfying" - which to be fair describes much of Finlay's work and motivation and is almost a definition of neo-classicism. Minor wear at folds else VG..

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1992
8.4 x 15.7cm, 4pp card. Two water colour paintings by Gary Hincks of wild growing flowers have two different Finlay definition works noted below each - the first is:

WILDFLOWER, n. a wayside text

and

WILDFLOWER, n. an inflammatory text

VG+.

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Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery/Fruitmarket Gallery 1992
21 x 7.8cm, 4pp announcement card with offers of editions and books released during the solo exhibition with a reproduction of Finlay's Evening Will Come They Will Sew The Blue Sail on the front in blue on white. The card announces the release of the second edition of the print (which was signed and numbered unlike the first edition from 1970). VG+.

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