March 1993

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1993
12.2 x 8cm, 4pp. Folding card with a drawing by Gary Hinks on the front which is in the style of the Edlich who used wood and other found objects in his cubist-like works. Here the drawing shows what looks like a found piece of wood with the word "JACOBIN" on it. One assumes Finlay felt that Edlich was somewhat Jacobin in his life. VG+.

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Byars, James Lee THEPERFECTSMILE Köln: Museum Ludwig, 1993 25 x 65cm, folded (8 panels) leporello printed gold on thick card. Text in German - the card is able to stand up without support. JOINT AS ISSUED Byars, James Lee THEPERFECTSMILE Köln: Museum Ludwig, 1993 5 x 8cm, 1pp business card with the text THEPERFECTSMILE printed gold on black inside 8 x 11 black custom envelope. JOINT 22.3 x 32cm, black unprinted envelope which contained both of the above items. All fine. ...

NYC: Michael Werner, 1993 19 x12cm, unpaginated (56)pp plus boards with tipped-on b/w reproduction of a work. The concise exhibition catalogue for two consecutive exhibitions in the Werner Gallery - the first being of works from the early part of Byars' career (with seven b/w illustrations) and, a second show of more recent “books” (which are usually sculptures) which are all displayed herein as eight full colour plates. ...