Joni Mabe's Museum Book: The First Museum in Book Form / Joni Mabe

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Identifier: FA.B14.2212a
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 28 cm x 22 cm
Creation dates: 1988
Created by: Joni Mabe
Published by: Nexus Press
Spiral-bound book with color offset printed text and collage works; signed on last page by the artist. Pages contain appropriated, visually dense pop culture/celebrity imagery, including JFK, Conway Twitty, Hank Williams, George Jones, Elvis, KKK, M.L. King, Babe Ruth, John Wayne, Patsy Cline, Georgia's "goat man". Images are heavily embellished with stickers (animals, birds, flags, stars, praying hands, automobiles, leaping trout, crosses, children in Swiss mountain outfits, Santa Claus, flowers, Easter seals, angels and saints, hearts, kittens, ducks, Holy Bibles). Enclosed are two inserts--"The Official Oral Roberts Bookmark", a small folded-over sheet of cardboard with stickers and images of Oral Roberts; and a double sided card with book ordering information and instructions on how to use a "Prayer Rug".