Little Sparta – Der Garten – The Garden Ian Hamilton Finlay

Published by Wild Hawthorn Press, Lanarkshire, 1998, Leporello (b/w ill.), 14 × 16.7 cm, English / German

Price: €19

Set in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh, Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Finlay moved to the farm of Stonypath in 1966 and, in partnership with his wife Sue Finlay, began to create what would become an internationally acclaimed garden across seven acres of a wild and exposed moorland site.

Collaborating with stone carvers, letterers and at times other artists and poets, the numerous sculptures and artworks created by Finlay, which are all integral to the garden, explore themes as diverse as the sea and its fishing fleets, our relationship to nature, classical antiquity, the French Revolution and the Second World War.

More information on Little Sparta can be found here.

#1998 #gardens #ianhamiltonfinlay
Bicentennial Proposal: The French War: The War of the Letter Ian Hamilton Finlay

Published by Art Metropole, Toronto, 1989, poster (b/w ill.), 35.5 × 45.5 cm, English

Price: €5

A promotional poster published by Art Metropole for Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Bicentennial Proposal: The French War: The War of the Letter curated by Peter Day and was exhibited at Art Metropole between September 23 – October 21, 1989.

The sheet music depicted is composed by Peter Davidson entitled Two Flutes for St. Just. and subtitled Music for the opening of Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Bicentenary Celebrations.

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Who’s Werner (invitation)

Published by Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 2019, card, 14.8 × 10.5 cm, Lithuanian

Price: €3

Invitation produced on the occasion of the first instalment of the exhibition Who’s Werner? at Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 6 September – 3 November 2019. Who’s Werner? was a spacial conversation constructed by Yana Foqué that explores artistic practices that have become intertwined and focuses on the role of a figure whose work is commonly kept a public secret. It looks into some mutualistic relationships between artists in various disciplines and their assistants; producers; sometimes lovers.

Including the work for and by Céline Condorelli, Denise Scott Brown, Elle Burchill, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Raoul De Keyser, James Langdon, John Baldessari, Jonas Mekas, Lucy Skaer, Margot Sandeman, Norman Laich, Paul Robbrecht, Robert Venturi, Simon Harlow, Benjamin Roth, Laura Kaminskaitė.

Designed by Nerijus Rimkus.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

#2019 #ephemera #ianhamiltonfinlay #johnbaldessari #jonasmekas #kunstvereinamsterdam #lucyskaer #nerijusrimkus #raouldekeyser #robertventuri #yanafoque
Who’s Werner (exhibition pamphlet)

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2019, 8 pages, 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €5

Exhibition pamphlet produced on the occasion of the exhibition Who’s Werner? at Kunstverein Amsterdam, 23 November – 21 December 2019. Curated by Yana Foqué, Who’s Werner? is a spacial conversation that explores artistic practices that have become intertwined and focuses on the role of a figure whose work is commonly kept a public secret. It looks into some mutualistic relationships between artists in various disciplines and their assistants; producers; sometimes lovers.

Including the work of Céline Condorelli, Denise Scott Brown, Elle Burchill, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Raoul De Keyser, James Langdon, John Baldessari, Jonas Mekas, Lucy Skaer, Margot Sandeman, Norman Laich, Paul Robbrecht, Robert Venturi, Simon Harlow, Jan-Philipp Hopf, Laura Kaminskaitė.

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

#2019 #ephemera #ianhamiltonfinlay #johnbaldessari #jonasmekas #kunstvereinamsterdam #lucyskaer #marchollenstein #raouldekeyser #robertventuri #yanafoque
Klankteksten ? konkrete poëzie visuele teksten

Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1971, 230 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 27.5 cm, Dutch/German/English

Price: €90 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the travelling exhibition of visual and sound poetry organized by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1971. Including artists such as; Öyvind Fahlström, Eugen Gomringer, Emmett Williams, Ferdinand Kriwet, Henri Chopin, Kitasono Katue, Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Ugo Carrega, Maurizio Nannucci, Jiří Kolář, Herman de Vries, Aram Saroyan, Mary Ellen Solt.

Designed by Wim Crouwel and Jolijn van der Wouw.

SM Cat. No 492.

#1971 #aramsaroyan #bobcobbing #concretepoetry #domsylvesterhouédard #emmettwilliams #eugengomringer #ferdinandkriwet #henrichopin #hermandevries #ianhamiltonfinlay #jiříkolář #kitasonokatue #maryellensolt #öyvindfahlström #stedelijkmuseum #wimcrouwel