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 set of 9 photo-etched tin plates (15 x 10 cm.) housed within a cardboard box (17 x 11 x 3 cm.).; Various photos of the artist's body fragments make up a self-portrait.; Signed by artist, number... Read more
The artist continues her work in food and family stories by presenting a box lunch assemblage of objects. Intended to be experienced by touch and not sight, the artist includes a sleep mask, written i... Read more
The artist describes her Chinese-American heritage and the difficulties Chinese and other Asians have to assimilate into white culture, "denying the color of their own"--from the author. Inc... Read more
Seven hand-painted folders, each containing a typewritten psychological report with an accompanying strip of photo booth pictures and a vinyl 45 record. Housed between metal covers, sewn together and... Read more
Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is a series of four pieces. Three are housed in boxes, made of either cardboard, metal or plastic, each with the title reproduced on the front. The fourth is housed in a cle... Read more
Portfolio of artwork by twenty Chicago artists. Each artist were asked to create one hundred individual pieces using the 8.5" x 11" letter format including painting on steel, drawing on poly... Read more