Ian Hamilton Finlay:
I’ve previously blogged about the push to preserve Little Sparta. Now poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, creator of Little Sparta, is to be buried tomorrow. Tributes from The Scotsman (“This article marks the beginning of a new era in Scottish art…”); The Telegraph (a good obituary); The Times (“Ian Hamilton Finlay?s art bequeathed a new form of expression…”); The Financial Times (“unique among later 20th-century British artists”); and ironically, since the authorities and Arts Council have traditionally been so hostile to it, The Sunday Times reports that that Sparta may be opened as a public museum. More information about the garden’s future from the Little Sparta Trust.