Fax art is art specifically designed to be sent or transmitted by a facsimile machine, where the "fax art" is the received "fax". It is also called telecommunications art or telematic art. "Fax art was another means of mediating distances," according to art historians Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark. Fax art was first faxed in 1980, but that was not documented until 1985. On January 12, 1985, Joseph Beuys together with Andy Warhol and the Japanese artist Kaii Higashiyama participated in the "Global-Art-Fusion" project. This was a Fax-Art project, initiated by the conceptual artist Ueli Fuchser, in which a fax was sent with drawings of all three artist within 32 minutes around the world - from Dusseldorf (Germany) via New York (USA) to Tokyo (Japan), received at Vienna's Palais Liechtenstein Museum of Modern Art. This fax was a statement of peace during the Cold War in the 1980s. The earliest scholarly note of fax art in art history was in 1990 by Karen O'Rourke.
- Stuart Mealing, Computers and art, pp. 100-102 (Intellect Books, 2002) ISBN 978-1-84150-062-1. Found at Google Books. Accessed October 7, 2010.
- Annmarie Chandler, Norie Neumark, At a distance: precursors to art and activism on the Internet, p. 267. (MIT Press, 2005) ISBN 978-0-262-03328-2. Found at Google Books. Accessed October 7, 2010.
- Andre Chahil: Wien 1985: Phänomen Fax-Art. Beuys, Warhol und Higashiyama setzen dem Kalten Krieg ein Zeichen.
- Karen O'Rourke, "Notes on 'Fax-Art'", New Observations N° 76 (New York, May–June 1990), pp.24-25. See Karen O'Rourke's website. This article is cited extensively, see, Google search and Google Scholar search, e.g., Eduardo Kac, Telepresence & bio art: networking humans, rabbits, & robots, n. 69, p. 58, (Studies in literature and science) (University of Michigan Press, 2005) ISBN 978-0-472-06810-4, found at Google Books. All accessed October 7, 2010.
- Tapani Aartomaa, Kari Piippo, Taideteollinen korkeakoulu. Graafisen suunnittelun laitos, Fax art: just now (Canon, 1992) ISBN 978-951-96562-0-5. See Google Books
- Urbons Klaus, Elektrografie - Analoge und digitale Bilder, (Köln (DE), DuMont Buchverlag, 1994)
- Andrej Tišma, International Fax Art Project (VLV Gallery, 1995) See Google Books