September 2001

Glasgow: The Herald, 2001
60 x 39.8cm, 12pp (self cover) - a broadside newspaper article on a new anthology of concrete poetry in the Weekend Supplement by Barry Gordon. with a large colour image of the older Finlay who the journalist picked out because of his Scottish roots.
The picture shows Finlay in a Rangers training top - which as someone with a lifelong hatred of the bigotry of Rangers and Celtic was a disappointment but years later Eck Finlay told me his father had just grabbed it rushing out for the photograph and was embarrassed it was in the shot. Maybes aye, maybes nah. VG+.

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Warsaw: Centre for Contemporary Art, 2001
27 x 14.5 x 4.8cm, two part rubber stamped thick cardboard box content of:

WITNESS. 10.5 x 14.5cm, 32 2pp postcards bound as a book with wrap around cover. Each card in b/w displaying shots of the public installations "Witness" - enlarged eyes on posters around the city.
REVENIR. 42 x 29.8cm, 4pp artist's book (magazine) consisting of a group photograph of young men (possibly a sport club) and three enlarged faces from the photograph. Folded to fit the box.
UNTITLED (CHINESE PORTRAIT). 42 x 29.8cm, 4pp artist's book (magazine) consisting of a double sheet image of the enlarged eyes and two enlarged faces which appear to be Chinese faces. Folded to fit the box.
Two booklets - CHINESE PORTRAIT/ PORTRAIT CHINOIS- each 18 x 12.5c, 32pp. Text only in English and French with a short text by curator Magdalena Abakanowicz. The work WITNESS is briefly discussed with Boltanski placing the works around the city when he realised there was very little in the way of record of the Warsaw Ghetto.
UNTITLED - eight sheets - each 30 x 21cm, folded and bound together by a paper band - text in Polish. One sheet has some recent b/w portraits of the artists.

BOLTANSKI. 20 x 14.5cm, unpaginated (c. 48pp) printed on semi-opaque and opaque papers with some of the sheets fold outs. Minimal text with full colour images of the various works exhibited in the show. Hard printed boards.
An extensive exhibition catalogue with artist's booiks/publications included. VG++ condition and somewhat hard to find.

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Paris: Yvon Lambert, 2001
20 x 13.5cm, folded size. Opens to 60 x 80cm approx. Artist designed poster with a photograph of Monk being covered by some of his artist's books by Sol Lewitt. The image is very similar to a famous promotional image of Ed Ruscha covered in his own books. This copy is unusually signed in pencil by Monk on the reverse of the poster. Fine although folded as issued.
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Paris: Yvon Lambert, 2001
84 x 60cm, artist designed poster and announcement with a b/w photograph of Monk posing after the famous photograph of Ed Ruscha covered in his books (although here Monk is covered in books by Sol Lewitt). Folded for posting as issued – this example is signed in pencil by Monk. The exhibition showed six films by Monk relating to Lewitt. Fine.

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