June 2006

Ostfildern. Hatje Cantz. 2006
22.5 x 28.5cm, 156pp plus boards and pictorial dustjacket published in conjunction with the exhibition at Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt. Edited by Ralf Beilwith essays by Aleida Assman, Samuel Becket, Rald Beil, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Tadeusz Kantor, Gabriel Ramin Schor, W. G. Sebald, Werner Spies, and Andrei Tarkovsky, as well as an interview with the artist. Illustrated in colour (86) and b/w throughout. Probably the best of the later monographs on the artist. VG+>

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N.p.: s.p. (Monk), 2006 9 x 6cm, outer folder with tipped in 6pp accordion sheet with five colour images of swimming pool bases being stored on their side with one blank page. The book references both Richard Long's A Walk Past Standing Stones and Ed Ruscha's Nine Swimming Pools and a Glass of Milk (which also has one blank page in it). A visual joke as much as a neo-conceptual work. Slight sealed tear to folder along the bottom else VG+. Scarce....

Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, 2006
19 x 8cm, 2pp card. This is the memorial card given out at the public memorial service for Ian Hamilton Finlay in Greyfriars Kirk. The front of the card reproduces a painting of flowers called HOROLOGE DE FLORE - which is a flower clock. Time having run out for the poet. This is, to our mind, the last of the "official" cards released by the Press although some were released posthumously as part of exhibitions or as fund=raising efforts. VG+.

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