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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.
"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
An envelope containing various materials contributed by Francis Brown, Mary Winder Baker, Susan Wick.Yoshio Kusaba, Debra Rapoport, Bruce Fier, Ann Flanagan, Antoinette Azevedo, Lana Fisher, Wendy Dal... Read more
Consists of title leaf, 7 leaves of text and colophon leaf in black 3-ring binder. Text is stamped in red and black and is as follows: "Warning If this note is not printed in red, this artwork is... Read more
Handbound book is comprised of found materials that are collaged onto the pages.; Materials include knitted fabric, video tape, glitter, a single Christmas light, photocopies, passages from books, and... Read more
Surreal comic narrative about grief, longing for love, and losing touch with reality. The protagonist, unable to deal with the loss of a loved one, creates a natural world to escape to.; Bound in lase... Read more
This book conflates the artist's research for a sculpture she completed having to do with the frontier figure, Calamity Jane. Bound in brown cardboard wrapper with grommet and string closure. Inc... Read more
Plexiglas cover, metal ring binding, printed on clear acetate pages. Graphics by Paula Rubovits; song lyric by Robin Williamson. Library has no. 2 in an edition of 11 signed by the artist. Housed in d... Read more
Attached to one page is a smaller book, and to another, a pop-up paper chair. Corrugated cardboard covers and loose leaves bound with 2 metal rings. Limited edition of 200 copies. Edited by Neddi Hell...