munster: Munster Sculptur Projekte, 1987
30 x 21cm, 60pp (printed recto only). Press pack for the festival of Sculpture that only takes place in Munster every 10 years. Finlay is the only artist who had not submitted images of his work in advance and the text explains that the Project asked the poet to create a monument for the poetess Annette von Droste-Hulshoff. One green highlight to the page (added by Finlay) else VG+
Two typed notes from "rf" to "Clare" pointing out that the catalogue had been given to him by IGF and that she might find interesting. Both VG.
Paris: ARC, Musée d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1987
20.3 x 17.5cm, unpaginated c. 50pp plus card covers and printed typographic dust jacket. Exhibition catalogue for a Finlay solo show from April 30 - June 28, 1987. the text (an essay by Stephen Bann) is in both English and French with each line printed alternatively but in two colours, green and red,; green for French, red for English.
There are 12 colour images of works in situ at the Kroller-Mueller and Little Sparta.VG+.
London: Victoria Miro Gallery, 1987
16.8 x 15.5cm, 48pp. Original printed green wrappers . An exhibition catalogue with 22 colour plates of works from the entire span of Finlay's career as an artist plus short essay by Yves Abrioux. One colour photograph of Loch Ech in Little Sparta as frontispiece. VG+.
Glasgow: Glasgow Garden Festival, 1988
24 x 30.4cm, 120pp, plus original pictorial card covers. Exhibition catalogue for the popular Garden Festival where Finlay exhibited his Country Lane with Stiles with its dialectic:
and the synthesis being Style.
Another work was a stone plaque on a dry stane dyke wall. Both works are reproduced in b/w in the catalogue. VG+.
Berlin: Galerie Jule Kewenig, 1988
49.5 x 39cm, 8pp (self cover). Exhibition catalogue in the form of a tabloid newspaper, two large b/w images of sculptural works by Finlay, two full page text works and a double centre fold textual work. Texts in German and English. Folded into sixes as issued. VG+.
London: Victoria Miro, 1988
29 x 15.5cm, opens to 20 x 31cm, 16pp self cover). Fourth of the gallery’s intermittently printed journal here entirely dedicated to Ian Hamilton Finlay with essays by Keith Brookwell, Robert Johnson, Joan Hughson, and Nicholas Sloan. Issued on the occasion of the exhibition in the London gallery. Scarce. VG+.
Toronto: Art Metropole, 1989
25 x 16cm, 116pp plus printed wrappers. Exhibition catalogue and monologue examining the dispute between Finlay and Catherine Millet and others with a long sympathetic essay by Peter Day. Works reproduced in b/w throughout. VG+.
Schwabisch Hall: Stadische Galerie am Markt 1989
21x 15cm, 16pp (including wrappers). Exhibition catalogue for a show in Germany which notes 27 works being displayed - all relating to the French revolution. Five images of installations, the gallery show, and drawings/prints are reproduced along with a b//w portrait of Finlay wearing a sheepskin coat on the cover - very much looking like a farmer. Short text in German. VG+.
Killkenny: Butler Gallery, 1989
16 x 11.6cm, 24pp. Original wrappers with printed green dust jacket. A catalogue for a show in Ireland but the booklet was designed by Finlay for the exhibition and could easily be regarded as an artists's book. Ten b/w photographs of Little Sparta by Martyn Greenhaugh are placed above quotations from Finlay's "Detached Sentences on Gardening". There is also a commentary of the works in the exhibition by Yvex Abrioux. VG+.