PARTISAN GALLERY HANDOUT. PAINTINGS-ETCHINGS BY PETER STITT + TLS. Ian Hamilton FINLAY, designs and contributes.
PARTISAN GALLERY HANDOUT. PAINTINGS-ETCHINGS BY PETER STITT + TLS.

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PARTISAN GALLERY HANDOUT. PAINTINGS-ETCHINGS BY PETER STITT + TLS.

i) Edinburgh: Partisan Gallery, 1963. Gallery handout for an exhibition of work by Peter Stitt, printing a poem each by Ian Hamilton Finlay and Jerome Rothenberg. Single sheet printed in black on recto only. Two vertical folds. Measures 23.7x36cm. unfolded. Illustrated with a drawing by Stitt. Lists the works exhibited, one of which was lent by Finlay. Stitt was subsequenty featured by Finlay in Poor Old Tired Horse issues #8 and #9, after which he moved to London. Light handling wear. (Murray 7.1).


ii) TLS from Finlay to Fred Hunter, originally sent with the gallery handout, dated July 11th (1963). Two pages, approx. 353 words, with one holograph correction. Finlay writes: "I also enclose a catalogue Jessie [McGuffie] and I made, for the gallery Jessie was to run here; unfortunately, the nasty posh lady who owned the gallery, objected to some of the people who were invited to the opening, and there was an argument, and Jessie got sacked, whereupon the artist withdrew his paintings, so there never WAS an exhibition." Elsewhere, Finlay thanks Hunter "for the pound…the Wild Hawthorn is certainly always glad of money"; mentions Fish-Sheet ("I hope to do it, at irregular intervals"), and informs that "Next Poth will be 8". Other chat refers to Hunter having bought "the concretes of [sic] A D'Offay; I just hope it wasn't a disappointment for you; it worries me", and a promise to dig out back issues of Migrant for him that "are shut away in a teachest, in a friend's house". Slightly creased, with Fred Hunter's two-word ink marginalia on second page.

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