June 1999

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
6.3 x 12.1cm, 4pp, black on rippled blue/white artist's card. The one line poem inside reads:

Morning: the mountains lifting off the mist

A more common saying would be that the mist is lifting off the mountains but by this reversal Finlay is suggesting the early morning scene of misty mountains gives an illusion of the hills being pulled above the clouds. VG+.

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Stuttgart: Revolver, 1999
21 x 10cm, 1pp announcement card with a photograph of the artist's parent walking a dog plus gallery text. A promotional card for the artist's book. VG+. This example is signed on the back in pencil by Monk.

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Beelitz, Kehayoff, 1999
11,5 x 17 x 3cm, two-part cardboard box with mounted title-sticker on lid content of a a folded text sheet with a colour drawing of the exhibition site and a text in English. Additionally there are 39, 10.5 x 15cm, 2pp colour post-cards. This was the exhibition catalogue for the exhibition shared between Boltanski, Ilya Kabakov and Jean Kalman. Each card shows an installation view of the works which were sited in a former sanatorium near Berlin. The text by Kabakov explains the background to the project. VG+.
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München. Gina Kehayoff. 2000 31 x 29.2cm, printed folder with ribbon content of 29 cardboard pages with mounted (photo corners) colour photographs of the various installations by the three artists in a former sanatorium outside Berlin. Additionally there is a large colour poster showing the layout of the project and a text in English by Ilya Kabakov.,br. There is also a colophon sheet tipped onto the inside back of the folder signed and numbered by all three artists in pencil. One of of 69 deluxe copies. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
8.8 x 12cm, 1pp, black on blue artist's card. The one word poem is:

East Coast Gaff Sloop
scratchbuilt

and a description of the painter Graham Rich who "often applies his paint with a matchstick. Or he scrapes away with a sharp point, a paintt already present on the found object." from Thomas A. Clark and then:
"Scratchbuilt: a model completed from other than a commercial kit". VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
10.5 x 18.9cm, 4pp card printed black on white with a drawing of Gary Hincks of broken and rotting boat. A text inside of the card reads:

Decommisioned Fishing Boats
new Baedeker Blitz
Finlay notes that under EU regulations a fisherman can receive financial compensaiton for decommissioning - destroying - his boat and compares this to the "Baedeker Blitz" where the Luftwaffe mounted revenge raids on English Cathedral towns. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
14.8 x 6cm, 1pp, black on blue artist's card. There are two translations from the Greek:

planks which.
were once
pines of Ida
from Aeneid Book X

and

(jacinta, Antusa)
hunters
of deep sea prey
From Homer's Epigrams XVII
Fishing boats and fishermen. VG+.

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Edinburgh/Glasgow: Morning Star Publications/Wax366, 1998
15.5 x 11.5cm, 2pp black on red card issued during the 1998 football world cup - Bellingham creates a team from important Russian avant garde artists. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
9.6 x 14cm, 1pp, black on white artist's card.

The gods went home, and everything beautiful,/everything lofty they took with them, all colours, all life's tones.

A quotation from Schiller written on 13 July 1998. Published in Autumn this card shows regret for the lack of colour as the fall approaches (if we ignore the colours of leaves). VG+.

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