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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.
"Momentum emerged in 1948 as a group of artists opposed to the discriminatory practices of the Art Institute of Chicago. In that year the group presented its first show, proving unquestionably th... Read more
The Mark Bradford Project presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a yearlong audience participation residency connecting the artist with the Chicago community.; This project leads up to t... Read more
A collection of zines related to underground hardcore punk and metal from the 1980s and 1990s that the collector, while publishing his own zine "Primary Concern," acquired through trade, fre... Read more
"Plain and Fancy plays with the concept of animism to present objects (oak leaves, a rug, tools, antlers, a cut branch from a spice bush) which may seem to have an inherent spirit or almost palpa... Read more
"Conserve A Story is a catalogue from an exhibition that took place at Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago IL in 2008. The exhibition was a collaborative project celebrating the unwritten history... Read more
The Hairy Who was a group of Chicago-based artists who exhibited together throughout the mid to late 1960s. These artists included Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, James Falconer, Art Green, Suellen Rocca an... Read more