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Monday 10 May 2010

On the occasion of the first Biennale de Montréal in 1998, Ian Hamilton Finlay created a work, which was presented, at the time, as a poster on the city's public billboards. The text was "La révolution devrait faire pour le peuple ce que le cubisme a fait pour le couteau, la fourchette et la cuillère" or "Revolution should do the people what Cubism has achieved for the knife, the fork and the spoon".

To help finance this project, Finlay had produced 75 copies of a screen-printing carrying the same text. This work has been purchased by several institutions including the Cirque du Soleil in Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Tate Gallery in