Richard Demarco Tag

Edinburgh: Axolotl Gallery, n.d. (c. 2013)
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp. Announcement card for "works by Beuys inspired by Scotland with watercolours by Richard Demarco' and a utterly spurious and hilarious claim that : a new genre of contemporary art defined by art historians and the Museum Kunst Palast in as "event photography"" (such works have been commonly collected since the 60s). On the front there is a photograph of Demarco and Beuys at a time before Beuys mostly stopped replying to Demarco's communications after 1981 when he donated the income from the work The Poor House Doors (which sold for 300,000DM) to the Demarco Gallery. VG+

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Edinburgh: The State of Art, September 2006
34 x 28cm, 32pp, Single number of an art journal in the form of a tabloid newspaper with a double page article on Finlay by his collaborator Richard Demarco written six months after the former's death. As usual Demarco manages to make the article mostly about his own role in the poet's success. Folded for storage else VG.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1973.
16.5 x 13.5cm, 4pp. Artist card which shows a painting by Richard Demarco after a well known and loved slightly kitsch painting by Kate Greenaway of the same title that shows two young women cavorting in a tea cup. Finlay has had Demarco replace the women with a sailing boat (a calm). The Greenaway is a joke based on the saying "storm in a tea cup". This is a hugely popular card by Finlay which appeals to many who have no idea of any other work by the poet. VG+.
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Edinburgh: Richard Demarco Gallery, 1973
30 x 21cm exhibition catalogue consisting of outer 4pp folded cover and 5 sheets of insets. Boltanki had intended to create a transparent front step for the Demarco gallery thus freezing the ground underneath in a state of unchanging stasis for at least ten years however the, then, parochial right wing local authority refused him permission and the correspondence between artist, gallery and council and a reproduced photograph of the prototype step in situ are reproduced herein. Very rare and unknown early exhibition catalogue and work (or rather non-work).
When we gave Boltanski a copy of this catalogue in 2018 he had forgotten about the installation and had no idea that Demarco had published this catalogue (and without Boltanski's permission - although the artist did not seem to mind). VG+.

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Edinburgh: Demarco, 1973
2-.5 x 25.5cm, offset reproduction of original photograph (now lost) with reproduced hand-annotations by Richard Demarco who took the photograph during a visit to Boltanski's studio in Paris. Mounted on board (for exhibition) this was later signed in blue ink by Christian Boltanski. VG+

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Edinburgh: Richard Demarco Gallery, 1971
25 x 15cm, 6pp (single sheet printed one side only in turquoise and black). Demarco's monthly programme of events which lists an Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition of Neon Poems and Net-Floats: the publication doubled as an exhibition catalogue. One b/w image of Finlay (obscured by sails) boating on Lock Echan. VG+ Scarce.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971 22.8 × 82.5cm, folder with the blue on green image by Richard Demarco on the front with a gatefold opening which in turn reveals the exact same image on the inner print but in a different colour blue on blue.
A view of boats roped up in a harbour displays three or four different types of fishing boat (two look very similar but a non-expert cannot be sure). The registration numbers and letters on one boat can be seen.
The title "glossary" more usually means "an alphabetical list of words relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary" - one might see this selection of boats - each numbered as required by maritime law - as a visual glossary of sea-going vessels. One of 300 such prints made. VG.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
11.2 x 11.2cm, 4pp. Green on white card. The image on the front is a drawing by Richard Demarco of a beehive that has fallen over in snow. Inside the text "A USE FOR OLD BEEHIVES./An old beehive upturned on the lawn, makes a suitable receptacle for snowdrifts." The drawing has falling snow that could be seen as bees in a different not winter context. Published late in the year one is tempted to assume this drawing was from an event at the Finlay farm and this is a festive card in some sense.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
46 × 58.9cm, blue and brown silkscreen on white paper with a drawing by Richard Demarco of a homeward bound boat . The title of the work refers to the way a boat's engine (which was oen the method used to propel the boat at the end of the fishing trip to port) caused a rhythmic splash of white foam. The even spacing of the "put put" meant that the white specks against the blue water looked like a continuous stitch of white cotton. VG.

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