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The Flue / Franklin Furnace The Flue / Franklin Furnace

The Flue / Franklin Furnace

Serials (publications)

v. : ill. ; 27-43 cm
Martha Wilson
Franklin Furnace
Chicago, New York City
Franklin Furnace (Archive), Artists' books
The Flue, a quarterly journal by Franklin Furnace, was published between 1980 and 1989 to provide a record of, and venue for, the dynamic labors of artists who have chosen to work with avant-garde, non-institutionalized, democratic art forms. The sixteen issues of The Flue ran the gamut of formats: from tabloids designed and illustrated by Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine and others, to posters and pamphlets, to full-blown catalogues like Cubist Prints / Cubist Books. Then-emerging artists Ana Mendieta and David Hammons created original works for the pages of The Flue, as did artists who were invited by Regina Vater to augment the exhibition, "Multiples by Latin American Artists." The Flue was intended to be a forum in which ideas related to artists’ use of language, the printed page, the book format, and other issues suggested by works contained in the permanent collection may be critically explored. CBA Holdings Include: December 1980 Vol. 1 No. 4 (2 copies) Vol. 1 No. 5, 1980-1981 Vol. 2 No. 1 Vol. 5 No. 1; Fall 1987