The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
The book is made up of 137 loose-leaf cards. Some depict photographs of the body, often of orifices and crevices, with piercings, scars, or beads. Other cards are printed with phrases in English or He... Read more
Five white cards printed only in braille that slide neatly into a white CD pamphlet case. The text on each card is centered. No translation is given. Printed by Heavy Books in Oslo, Norway, 2014.; The... Read more
Set of eight black and white prints inside a blue CD sleeve. Each print is of several boards that have been fragmented and are rearranged on the page creating abstract patterns and stripes. A circle o... Read more
Double-sided poster that folds up to fit in a red CD sleeve. On one side, a woman takes a selfie (self portrait) facing the viewer through a mirror using a smartphone in a red and white case. On the o... Read more
Y/Y is a poster that features a yin yang symbol overlaid on a black-and-white marble design, all in very low contrast. On the other side of the poster, images of a domestic interior are overlaid. This... Read more
Poster of various impressions on paper. Scribbles and sketches in pen, a lipstick mark, a shoeprint, various stains and drips are on the front and back of the poster. The poster is folded and can fit... Read more
Corpus Corpus is an anthology series based around a theme with an emphasis on Chicago artists. Often photocopy-printed on brightly colored paper, these anthologies have many pieces and feature work by... Read more