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Scottish Artist Finds an Ally in Battle on Rates / Walker, Martin; Finlay IH., 1983

Identifier: CC-00679-695

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Scope and Contents

Describes the attempt of the Strathclyde Regional Council to enforce its rates (tax) demand on Ian Hamilton Finlay by confiscating his artworks. Because of this action, a diplomatic incident ensued since two sculptures were owned by the Wadsworth Athenaeum who asked the US state department to intercede. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1983



0 See container summary (1 clipping (newspaper)) ; 15 x 10 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1983.


Published: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified]. Nationality of creator: Scottish. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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