October 2012

Bruxelles: MORE publishers, 2012
30 x 20 x 8cm transparent perspex with two "DiamondPlate™ anodized aluminum" door signs mounted either side - on one side the word PUSH and on the other PULL. The sign has no other means of attaching it to any item or means to push or pull. This is one of 20 (plus 3 artist's proofs) examples - each signed and numbered. VG+.

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Paris: Edition MF, 2012
23 x 18.5cm slipcase with embossed lettering. Content of 4 x 6pp folded 22.5 x 17cm sheets and one outer folder - 22 x 18.5cm, 4pp all on card. The poems are by Christian Boltanski’s nephew and the images (distorted b/w portraits of a woman) are by the uncle.
This is one of ONLY 50 copies which were signed and numbered by the writer and artist. Fine. Scarce.

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London: Three Star Books, 2012
Twenty "royal sheets" - each 50.8 x 63.5cm - that together make up a 203.2 x 317.5cm billboard (requiring construction and a wooden backing board that were not supplied by Monk) and a bound book - in Royal Folio size - 50.8 x 31.7cm, with 80pp and boards. The pages of the book are exactly the same as the pages in the bill board only cut differently.
The text on both the billboard and in the book is a description of the billboard and book, the processes that were required to make both, the formats used in the typography and other aspects of the production and details about the artist and the publishers.
There were five different formats to the book of which only five copies of each format were made (plus another 3 artist's proofs of each size and another 3 copies of each size hors commerce.
A huge in so many ways production and an ambitious artist's book in various versions.

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Eindhoven Peter Foolen Editions, 2012
20 x 245.5cm, unpaginated, Original card covers, Photographic record of one afternoon at Little Sparta where Finlay sailed his toy boats on the Loch. Black and white photographs throughout. This is one of 50 numbered copies with a signed and editioned b/w photograph of the boats appended aside from the edition of 300 copies. VG+ in unopened plastic wrapping.

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