Friday, 13 March 2009

Ian Hamilton Finlay – Blue Fower

Ian Hamilton Finlay – Blue Flower, 1999
print published by October, Eindhoven
42 x 30 cm, offset-lithography printed by Van den Eynde, Belgium
designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay
photograph by Cornelia Wieg

Cornelia Wieg, curator of the Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg in Halle, Germany, took a photograph of a tree bark in the garden of the Novalis Haus in Weissenfels. Finlay rotated a fragment of this photograph and found the Blue Flower from the unfinished last novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen (1802) by Novalis, which became a symbol of Romanticism.

edition of 125 copies, unsigned

price € 75

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