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 works in this printed edition represent student process sketches, documentation and models for performative actions in response to the readings assigned in the class titled ‘Performative and Spat... Read more
"Trax (1981-1987) was an 80s label founded by Piermario Ciani, Vittore Baroni and Massimo Giacon from Spirocheta Pergoli. It was an open networking project that connected over 500 artists and mus... Read more
Ten artists from six countries conduct the 7 days, 39,000 square feet walking event in Chicago, from May 30-June 5, 1994. W.A.L.K. is a collaborative venture, committed to the generation, organization... Read more
'Happiness To Everybody' has been stamped onto a folded strip of toilet paper, mimicking the abundance of slogans and history of propaganda in Vietnam. Part of a multi-faceted body of work u... Read more
A series of works documenting the yearly FLUXFEST happenings. Library has materials from 2011 (Fort Worth, Chicago, New York City) and 2012 (Chicago). This box was assembled in an edition of 12. Colle... Read more
Designed and produced by Picasso Gaglione, each box contains an assemblage of individual works by numerous artists. Examples include postage stamps, playing cards, and postcards;. Each issue is signed... Read more
Box contains a large rubber stamp of Reed Altemus' face, as well as two sheets of stamp art, eight postcards, and a copy of a letter written by Altemus to Gaglione.; The artistamps and stamp prin... Read more