Fashion Illustrations by D. 'Jame
By Public Collectors (with drawings by D. 'Jame from the collection of Michael Thomas)
Chicago, IL, Public Collectors, 2011
Dimensions: 5.5 in X 8.5 in
Color: full color throughout
Edition size: 1000
A new Public Collectors booklet featuring eleven full color images of drawings by D. 'Jame.
These drawings by a fashion illustrator or designer named D. 'Jame come from the collection of Michael Thomas, an artist based in Chicago. Thomas found the drawings at a thrift store in Chicago, located on Broadway Avenue near Devon. He writes: They were priced at $5 per drawing. I could only afford one and was unable to decide. The owner of the store said he was tired of having them around and I could buy them all for $20. There are thirty-three drawings. He said there had been more, but they had been sold. The drawings are dated from 1970-77.
The store owner purchased the drawings as part of a lot at an estate sale in Northern Indiana. No other information about D. Jame is known.
This booklet was produced for the exhibition "Archival Impulse" at University of Illinois at Chicago, which includes all of D.'Jame's drawings from Michael's collection, as well as additional collections on loan from other Public Collectors participants.