Artist

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay (Nassau, Bahamas 1925 – Edinburgh 2006) spent his childhood in Scotland, where his family originated. He settled in Stonypath, near Edinburgh, a place that he christened Little Sparta and transformed into his Gesamtkunstwerk or total artwork. In this open-air space, somewhere between forest and garden, he installed architectural and textual interventions that, like all his works, fuse poetry, thought, history, gardening, landscaping and sculpture. In addition to a poetic production published largely by his own imprint, Wild Hawthorn Press, founded in 1967, Hamilton Finlay’s work covers garden landscape design, postcards, printmaking of all kinds, stone inscriptions, wooden sculptures and installations. His graphic work, while playing with language and visual poetry, clearly evokes the classicism of the past. His texts have been printed on all kinds of media and in all kinds of formats, from stone stelae to pyramids, ceramic vases and fabrics.

His first solo exhibition in Spain was at the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona in 1999. He has presented his works in galleries and in contexts such as St Paul’s Cathedral, London (2016), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum of Lincoln, Massachusetts (2014), Tate Britain, London (2013), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2010), Kunsthalle, Bremen (2008) and Kunstverein, Frankfurt (1991), among others.

Works

  • Títol:
    Emblem-Plough, Luke 9:62
    Data:
    1999
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Emblem-Obstinate, not Obdurate
    Data:
    1999
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Emblem-Variety in Unity
    Data:
    1999
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Emblem-First and Last
    Data:
    1999
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Le Revolution Devrait Faire pour le Peuple
    Data:
    1998
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Le socialisme devrait faire pour le peuple
    Data:
    1998
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Apollinaire: A Variation
    Data:
    1997
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Boat Lore
    Data:
    1997
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Bitts-Bits
    Data:
    1996
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Untitled (A Frayed Edge)
    Data:
    1995
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Emblem
    Data:
    1995
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Political Corrections, Number 1
    Data:
    1995
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Olsen's Fisherman's Nautical Alphabet
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Foxglove
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Arrow
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Notice-Danger
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Wild Rose (Summer Poem)
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Translation
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Heraclitean Variations
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Joseph-Agricola Viala
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    A, E, I, O, BLUE
    Data:
    1992
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Thermidor, after Kate Greenaway
    Data:
    1992
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    3 Banners
    Data:
    1992
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    A Model of Order
    Data:
    1991
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Reedpipe
    Data:
    1991
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Capital Ship
    Data:
    1991
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Abraham a Santa Clara
    Data:
    1991
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    After Magritte
    Data:
    1991
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Decal Sheet 62
    Data:
    1990
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Decal Sheet 62
    Data:
    1990
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
    Data:
    1990
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Two Scythes
    Data:
    1990
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Sickle/Lightning Flash
    Data:
    1990
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Two Still-Lifes
    Data:
    1989
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    L'Ami du Peuple
    Data:
    1989
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Projet pour un Parc Republicain
    Data:
    1988
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Summer Poem
    Data:
    1988
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Basta
    Data:
    1988
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Ligue des Droits
    Data:
    1988
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Liberal Democracy
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Justice for the Fat Stupid Kids
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Le Tricot Etait une Occupation Reserve
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Delegation without Response
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Follies-A Little Spartan Guide to the National Trust
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Willow
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Socle
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Advertising Fascism
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Head-ley. Terror is the piety of the Revolution
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Menu à la Carte
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Knitting was a Reserved Occupation
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    The Medium is the Message
    Data:
    1987
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Seven Seed Packets
    Data:
    1986
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Marat Assassiné
    Data:
    1986
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Marat
    Data:
    1986
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Urn (Garden Poem)
    Data:
    1986
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Proclamation
    Data:
    1985
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    The Marble Arrow
    Data:
    1984
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    He Spoke Like an Axe
    Data:
    1984
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Three Kings for the Republic
    Data:
    1984
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Two Translations
    Data:
    1983
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Lexical Diversions
    Data:
    1983
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Ian Hamilton Finlay Posters
    Data:
    1983
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Counter-Argument
    Data:
    1978
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Persevere
    Data:
    1978
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Marionette 2
    Data:
    1978
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Data:
    1976
    Tipus d'obra:
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
  • Títol:
    Bark/Barque/Baroque
    Data:
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Havas Group
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