Ronnie Duncan Tag

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1985
23 x 23cm (unfolded size), 2pp sheet of printed paper designed to be folded into a paper airplane shape and thrown.
The text inside: "BEAT THE REDS WITH THE WHITE WEDGE: CORRESPOND!" adapts the Russian revolutionary slogan from the famous painting by Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, suggesting writing letters may be a radical response to the attacks on Little Sparta by the Strathclyde Region. It should be noted that the dart is supposedly published by the "Committee of Public Safety" which was the centralised mechanism by which Robespierre and Saint-Just controlled the Terror of the French revolution. This is a mailed example to Ronnie Duncan with stamp and frank. Murray lists this as a card - which is debatable we have decided to categorise it as a letter/document because of it's intent as a campaigning item. VG+.

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Geneva: Galérie Gaëtan,1979 31 x 31cm, double gate fold record sleeve content of a 30.5 x 30.5cm, 12pp exhibition catalogue for a group show of spoken and sound work to which Finlay is credited as a contributor.
Finlay has made very few sound works (this may well be the only one designed to primarily exhibited as a work in sound) and the reading is based on the paintings of Ivon Hitchens.
The work is called IVON HITCHENS: AN IMAGINARY EXHIBITION. The texts were read by Ronnie Duncan and Henriette Duncan. The work was only available via automatic answering machine for 24 hours a day for 8 days.
this is a very hard to find exhibition catalogue in VG+ condition.

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