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.
"Sally Young is an East Village artist and community activist, who has recently put most of her efforts into preserving the history of the rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side. Noticing a tremendo... 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
"The Harrison High School Walkouts is an artist book that takes an archival form based on historical events in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The book draws... Read more
The project "24 Advertisements" consists of 24 advertisements by 24 different artists, executed monthly in different magazines from 2009 – 2011. The interventions were printed in magazines r... 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