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.
A collaborative project produced as part of the class, "Studio Stuff: The Paradigm of Collecting" held at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fall 2009, taught by Jerry Bleem. Starti... Read more
As part of a class project, taught by Margaret Carsello in the Spring of 2015 in the Department of Contemporary Practices, the students observed cultural and social signs and codes that uphold patriar... Read more
Odd mailing of artist-made multiples, organized by Conrad Freiburg.; Each issue housed in hand-made wooden container.; Collection has issues 1 (signed and number 6 of 29), 2 (number 13 of 33) , and 3... 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
Short texts and excerpts, cut from art history books are collaged onto blank pages, all with a cut-out in the dimensions of a square plastic box containing a plaster model of an ear. Box has to be rem... Read more
Created by Visionaire in collaboration with Tiffany & Co., this issue is comprised of a vintage hardbound romance novel, altered by various artists with inserts and found objects all related to th... Read more