November 2001

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 2001
180 x 35cm., 100% lamb's wool scarf with embroidered text. One corner of the blanket is stitched in such a way that one corner is permanently folded back. The title "ART IS A SMALL ADJUSTMENT" hints at the minimalism of the work. A Xmas gift from Finlay to friends - there were two colour variations in the wool colour - dark blue and light brown - this is one of the latter. VG.

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Koln/Dessau: Walter Konig/ Anhaltische Gemaldegalerie, 2001 25.5 x 20.5cm, 208pp plus boards. First edition of this artist's book with 101 images (collaged from xerox images by Boltanski) and texts in French, German and English from people who knew Boltanski printed opposite to the images on some pages. The pages with the images are printed on semi-opaque paper and backed by black blank sheets to cause a ghostly effect. As ever the images in the collages are taken from the artist's own collection of vintage photographs usually found in flea markets and in unidentified photo-albums.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau, Nov. 2001-Jan. 2002. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 2001BR> 8.4 x 13cm, 2pp artist postcard issued near the British bonfire night - November 5th. The tradition of remembrance of the "Gun Powder Plot" where Guy Fawkes planned to destroy the British parliament as a rebellion against the Protestant leadership. The word EMBER is shown in red on the card within the NOVEMBER - a reference to those bonfires. VG+.

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