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Publisher Note

For 10 years, Franklin Furnace published the Flue, both a record of dynamic events and a site for original artworks. Published between 1980 and 1989, the 16 issues of the Flue ran the gamut of formats from tabloids designed and illustrated by Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, and others, to posters and pamphlets, to catalogs such as Cubist Prints/Cubist Books, which documented the eponymous exhibition organized by Franklin Furnace. 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 philosophy of the Flue was to both produce art and document art history in-the-making. There was never any effort made to ensure consistency of format; instead, value was placed upon allowing artist/editors and designers complete freedom—within budgetary constraints.

For more information on the content of each issue, see "Catalogues" from the Franklin Furnace Archives at

Art Magazine

The Flue Vol. 3 No. 1

— Special Issue on artists' books, archives and collections

Release Place New York, NY, United States of America
Release Date 1983
Series The Flue, Vol. 3 No. 1. – Special Issue on artists' books, archives and collections
Original Price 3.00 USD
Topics Archive, Artists' Books, Collection
Dimensions 20.0 × 26.5 cm
Pages 31