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Essex: Fithsyllable, n.d. (2021)
16 x 11.5cm, grey foil stamped boards content of a 32pp concertina folded sheet displaying a selection of people looking at art (with the art not being shown) taken by Monk from the internet. This is one of only 50 such books produced. VG+. Very scarce. ...

Glasgow: Elke Finkenauer, 2016 6 x 16cm (approx), strip of vegan bacon in plastic bag sealed with tape along with a 15 x 21cm, 4pp homemade card with a photographic image by the artist. Inside the card is a lengthy pencil note from the artist to Paul Robertson noting the "bacon" was a part of her Approximately Bacon installation and wishing Robertson well during the COVID -19 lock-down. AN original relic from the show. Limitation unknown but not many. All VG+. ...

Loch Ranoch: Maris, 2020
30 x 21cm, 2pp archival inject print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper inviting Paul Robertson to a “requiem supper” by Alexander and Susan Maris commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch) Scottish Symphony by Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen. The event has a menu of soup, fish and other Scottish gourmet items but sadly the event was “in spirit only” and a theoretical meet up (in part because the COVID-19 pandemic had meant lock-downs in parts of Scotland were in place and travel dsicouraged). Signed by both Alexander and Sue Maris on the reverse. VG+.
JOINT:
30 x 21cm, 1pp press release for the event. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 2020
15 x 10.5cm, 12pp artist's book - which is completely hand-made and drawn by Bellingham in black felt-tipped pen. The title Lists is followed by pages with various lines numbered in the way lists might be (each page is different).
This is one of 50 proposed books in a series called "DRAWN ON DEMAND" each of which is hand-made on request by the artist (hence it is not clear that 50 such books will be realised). Signed on the back cover. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 2020
15 x 10.5cm, 12pp artist's book - which is completely hand-made and drawn by Bellingham in green, red and black and blue felt-tipped pen. The title Lines is followed by pages with various lines in different colours (each page is different).
This is one of 50 proposed books in a series called "DRAWN ON DEMAND" each of which is hand-made on request by the artist (hence it is not clear that 50 such books will be realised). Signed on the back cover. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 2020
15 x 10.5cm, 12pp artist's book - which is completely hand-made and drawn by Bellingham in green, blue and black and blue felt-tipped pen. The title Sets is followed by pages with various shapes in colours (each page is different).
This is one of 50 proposed books in a series called "DRAWN ON DEMAND" each of which is hand-made on request by the artist (hence it is not clear that 50 such books will be realised). Signed on the back cover. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 2020
15 x 10.5cm, 12pp artist's book - which is completely hand-made and drawn by Bellingham in red and black and blue felt-tipped pen. The title Notes is followed by pages with various lines in colours (each page is different).
This is one of 50 proposed books in a series called "DRAWN ON DEMAND" each of which is hand-made on request by the artist (hence it is not clear that 50 such books will be realised). Signed on the back cover. VG+.

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Warszawa : Galeria Zacheta, 1995
21 x 15 x 6cm, grey printed card slipcase content of 22 volumes of pamphlets from different participating artists in this large exhibition in the Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the second World War. Each volume is 21 x 15cm, pagination varies. Finlay's booklet is 21 x 15cm, 24pp plus wrappers. String bound. It includes various images of works including Inscription (a quote by Mathiez on Robespierre) shown on a blackboard, and Sundial as well as a stone inscription with a text taken from Finlay's Detached Sentences on The French Revolution. Most of the works displayed were inspired by Finlay's fascination with the events in France after the fall of the Bastille.
The sundial has a latin inscription carved into it - E-CAELO. That translates as "Out of heaven" - which clearly refers to the sun rays that hit the gnomon and create the shadow. Other artists include Christian Boltanski, Jochen Gerz, Anselm Kiefer, Jannis Kounellis, Gabriel Orozco, Arnulf Rainer, Lawrence Weiner amongst others. All booklets are in VG+ condition. The outer slip case (being very fragile and cheaply made) is a little torn and battered in places. A scarce publication especially complete.

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Two colour photographs (each 10 x 15cm) of a small maquette for a major installation in Den Haag - ET IN ARCADIA EGO .
This work was stolen from the Ingleby Gallery and it is known who the thief is (the work was in his bathroom on display for many years) but despite the person writing this telling the police who and where the work was they refused to investigate without further evidence. The same thief also stole significant items from Richard Demarco's storage unit in Edinburgh in 2013. There you have it.

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22 x 14 x 3cm, carved wood and vaseline. A gift from the artist to Paul Robertson following the latter's life threatening triple heart bypass surgery. ...

300 x 60 x 60cm, plastic, metal, coloured aluminium. An unique bird table commissioned by the Lust & The Apple art gallery for its garden. Bright yet industrial it is a focal point for the local birds who can use it without any fear of attack by Marley the Avant Guard dog due to its high height. Not currently for sale....

London: London Magazine, January 1969
21.5 x 15.5cm, 116pp. Original boards. A single number of this long running literary journal which is notable for the first ever publication of the work AFTER THE RUSSIAN by John Furnival and Ian Hamilton Finlay, The work was later reprinted as a stand along broadside by Wild Hawthorn Press. VG condition.

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