Rubber stamp books (ongoing project beginning 1973)
Twelve Red Grids, New York 1973
Twelve Drawings, New York 1974
Colour Book, New York 1975
Hand Stamped, New York 1975-76
Lines Dots, Austin Texas 1976
Lines Dots Number Two, Houston Texas 1977
Dots, New York 1978
Vertical and Horizontal, Melbourne 1978
Red Dots, Sydney 1979
Black Lines, Sydney 1980
Green Lines, Sydney 1981
Right Left, Sydney 1982
Jacks began his project of making rubber stamp books in New York in 1973 Twelve books were made between 1973 and 1982 in the USA and Australia. The artist continued producing the books as needed with projected edition of 100. Unnumbered and unsigned. 11.5 x 12.8cm. Taped spine.
Anderson, P 2009, The artist’s books of Robert Jacks, Bendigo Art Gallery. pp. 26-38 (illustrated).
Anderson, P 2015, ‘Conceptual and perceptual: the early artists’ books of Robert Jacks’, in D Cowley, R Heather & A Welch (eds), Creating and Collecting: Artists’ Books in Australia, La Trobe Journal No. 95, State Library of Victoria. pp. 77-92 (illustrated).
Buckley, J, Rogers, M, Rubbo, K & Sheridan, N (eds) 1978, Artists’ Books/Bookworks, Institute of Modern Art, Ewing and George Paton Galleries, Experimental Art Foundation. pp. 105-6.
Catalano, G 1983, The Bandaged Image : a study of Australian artists’ books, Hale & Iremonger. pp. 35-7.
Grahame, N (ed.) 2001, 4th artists’ books + multiples fair, numero uno publications. p. 36 (illustrated).
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions