June 2007

NYC: Printed Matter, 2007
30 x21cm, 1pp offset lithographic b/w print reproducing a letter from Roger Bywater to Monk asking him to produce a limited edition print for the Printed Matter NYC artist's book fair. Monk simply reproduced the letter and released it in an unnumbered edition (probably around 500) but signed in pencil bottom right. VG+ although very mild handling soft creases.

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Little Sparta: Little Sparta Trust, 2007 15 x 10.5cm, 2pp postcard with a colour reproduction of a portrait of Finlay by Eileen Hogan. This is a card produced by the Trust as commercial venture. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Little Sparta Trust, 2007
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp postcard with a colour photograph of the gardens at Little Sparta taken by Andrew Lawson. This is the fourth of four such cards produced by the Trust as commercial venture. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Little Sparta Trust, 2007
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp postcard with a colour photograph of the gardens at Little Sparta taken by Andrew Lawson. This is the third of four such cards produced by the Trust as commercial venture. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Little Sparta Trust, 2007
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp postcard with a colour photograph of the gardens at Little Sparta taken by Andrew Lawson. This is the second of four such cards produced by the Trust as commercial venture. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Little Sparta Trust, 2007
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp postcard with a colour photograph of the gardens at Little Sparta taken by Andrew Lawson. This is the first of four such cards produced by the Trust as commercial venture. VG+.

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Ustica: Museo per la memoria di Ustica, n.d. (2007) 21 x 14cm, 40pp (mostly printed recto only) plus card covers. Artist's book created in remembrance of the air disaster when the Itavia Flight 870 crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, 241 small b/w images of items found in the sea wreckage are displayed and reproduced - much as Boltanski had done with items from dead people. However the recency of the event (which took place in 1980) and the tragedy makes this much more of a memorial event than other Boltanski works although the objective, bland recording of the items remains and hints slightly at the amoral effects of any death. There is a foreword in Italian by Beppe Sebaste. VG+. Hard to find....