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Robert Fones fonds
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Robert Fones fonds

  • LA.SC125
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-2011

Fonds consists of Robert Fones’ correspondence, journals, sketchbooks, art production materials and files for artworks and public art commissions, unpublished handmade artists books, a set of rubber stamps used for correspondence art, and ephemera related to Coach House Press, a publisher Fones had a longstanding relationship with. Fonds also includes Fones’ research and business files as well as files related to his design, curatorial and writing projects.

Fones, Robert

Personal Correspondence

Series is comprised of correspondence sent to and from Robert Fones over the past 55 years, the bulk of which consists of personal letters and correspondence art received by Robert Fones from 1969 to 1975 from artists and writers from Vancouver, from the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Toronto and southwestern Ontario. It includes correspondence art and zines (consisting of a mixture of collages, manipulated photographs, stamps, letters, drawings, visual poetry, recycled images often mimeographed or photocopied) from artists such as Victor Coleman (aka Mr. Peanut), Michael Morris (aka Marcel Dot), Anna Banana, Dr. and Lady Brute, Michael Binder (aka Cloud), General Idea, Hank Bull, Chicken Bank, Daddaland, and others. It also includes correspondence from poets and writers such as Michael Ondaatje and Christopher Dewdney.

Fones, Robert

Brute, Dr. (Eric Metcalf)

File contains personal correspondence. Includes several examples of Banal Beauty Inc. letterhead, including

Brute, Lady (Kate Craig)

File contains personal correspondence. Includes photograph of Kan-D-Man [sic] and negative of "Flakey"

Bull, Hank

File contains personal correspondence. Includes drawings of Sechelt Inlet, Sechelt Peninsula, and Storm Bay; handmade postcards; Lux Radioplayers letterhead.

Chalmers, Penny

File contains personal correspondence, including letter regarding Robert Fones participation in poetry reading series at A Space in December 1973.

Chicken Bank, Vancouver, B.C.

File contains personal correspondence from Chicken Bank, a.k.a. Sally Jack, Warren Knechtel. Includes 1 photograph of male nude

Coleman, Margaret

File contains personal correspondence from Margaret Coleman, a.k.a Ms. Generality.

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