June 1997

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1997
17.5 x 11.9cm, 2pp silkscreen artist's card with a drawing by Gary Hincks of pencils in a jar that are also propellors. One of the most attractive of Finlay's later postcards. VG+.

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Grand-Hornu: Grand-Hornu Images, 1997
13 x 19.7cm, 1pp invitation card to the opening of the title exhibition. Typographic only - black on brown. VG+ although some light (sun) damage along the bottom of the card.

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Grand-Hornu: Grand-Hornu Images, 1997
19.5 x 12.7cm, 16pp (single folded sheet that opens up to 25.4 x 78cm. Artist's book that was circulated during the exhibition which reproduces the portrait page of children's passport documents (Dutch and French) these appear to be wartime documents.
Still extant is the publisher's wrap around bandeau which reproduced details of the exhibition on it although a mistake in the printing has meant that a hand addition to the times has been made. VG+. Very scarce.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1997
10.6 x 14.8cm, 2pp artist's card with various boats numbers which create a sort of phonetic poem:

4 F43 BF437
5 A58
K CK4 BCK41

VG+.

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14.5 x 18.8cm, b/w silver gelatine print on Ilford MgIV paper displaying an unused (ie not reproduced in the artist's book "None of the buildings on the Sunset Strip") - an unique photograph.
On the rear in Monk's handwriting are the settings for the camera that he used, the word's "Artist's Proof" and the title "NONE OF THE BUILDINGS ON SUNSET STRIP", his signature in ink and the date 1997.
One small stain on the reverse and a very small, hard to notice fixative stain on the front but otherwise mint condition and unique.
JOINT:
A handwritten note from the artist to Paul Robertson explaining the photograph and offering it in part trade for future purchases. The letter is coffee stained on the left hand side due to large-dog-accident (bloody Yuri the first avant guard dog did it, clumsy lump of an animal but much missed).

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1997
17.0 x 6.3cm, 4pp outer folder content of two "cards" both 17.0 x 6.3cm, 1pp but one is a red and black drawing by Gary Hincks of a rudder and the other a transparent plastic with the word "Varnish" at the top. The plastic placed over the drawing reproduces the shine of the varnish one finds on most rudders. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1997
20 x 13.8cm, 2pp artist's card with a drawing (elevations and plan) by Peter Coates of the sides of a memorial urn.

Novalis was the pseudonym of Friedrich von Hardenberg a German Romantic poet - the urn has on one side the name Sophie who was the poet's young love (13 when they met!) but who died not long after before she was 16. The other side of the urn has the abbreviated Greek name for Christ in some emotional sense equating the dead girl to the godhead. The top of the urn has a stylised eternal flame. VG+.

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