Monday, 8 June 2009

Janet Boulton – Ian Hamilton Finlay

Janet Boulton | Some Early Toys by Ian Hamilton Finlay
a recent book with watercolours by Janet Boulton of the toys made by Ian Hamilton Finlay, printed an bound by Colin Sackett.

“Finlay’s toys are probably the least known of his works, yet they exemplify crucial qualities inherent in his
life’s work—the stripping away of detail or exposition; the distillation of ideas which nevertheless holds scope for the imagination. These apparently simple toys offer another avenue to the heart of a consumate and prolific artist’s preoccupations and methods.” (From the commentary by Jessie Sheeler)

Janet Boulton’s seven watercolour drawings have been reproduced on Canaletto Liscia and the book printed
and bound by Colin Sackett in a numbered edition of 220 copies. 24pp, 260 x 215, cloth and paper-covered flush-trimmed boards; 2009, £45.00


Janet Boulton was one of the collaborators of Ian Hamilton Finlay. She also made the watercolour for the print Thonier. See my post Thonier under the label Ian Hamilton Finlay

An exhibition entitled Remembering Little Sparta by Janet Boulton will be at Edinburgh College of Art from 30 July till 30 August

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