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MAXON CRUMB Art Out of Chaos

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MAXON CRUMB Art Out of Chaos

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By Malcolm Whyte. Excerpts from Maxon's writings, anecdotes from his brother R. Crumb, plus a gallery of Maxon's bizarre and surreal artworks crown an inspiring story of a man who candidly bares his world to us through ink, oil, metal, wood, and word. Maxon Crumb—artist, author, and yogi—embarked on a coast-to-coast odyssey to conquer one severe challenge after another: a brutal childhood, crushing sibling rivalry, lost love, death threats, and debilitating disease.

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Excerpts from Maxon's writings, anecdotes from his brother R. Crumb, plus a gallery of Maxon's bizarre and surreal artworks crown an inspiring story of a man who candidly bares his world to us through ink, oil, metal, wood, and word. Maxon Crumb—artist, author, and yogi—embarked on a coast-to-coast odyssey to conquer one severe challenge after another: a brutal childhood, crushing sibling rivalry, lost love, death threats, and debilitating disease.

Each absorbing chapter in Maxon: Art Out of Chaos recounts Maxon's agonizing journey to mature into a fiercely independent innovator whose art and writings are as provocative and colorful as they are complex and imaginative.

Always in the shadow of his most famous brother (the third brother, Charles, committed suicide), Maxon proves the point that of all three brothers, Robert may well be the most normal. Strange but true, as Maxon has chosen to live on the streets of San Francisco in poverty, and yet has managed to create surreal paintings and become a popular and collected artist in his own right. Here at last is a full look at his life and career, written by a long-time publisher (Troubador Press et al), comics fan and collector, and the man who would eventually become his agent—Malcolm Whyte probably knows more about Maxon than any other person alive, including his own family.

Personally I’ve always heard the stories, so I’m eager to dig into this first-ever collection and learn more about this unique creator, and brother of one of the most famous artists in the world today.

”Maxon, his work, his way of living and his world are unique in the extreme...but also advanced, perceptive. He is a spiritual warrior, out there on the front lines.” -R. Crumb

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Item Code MAXAR
Publisher FU Press
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781683961956
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x10
# Pages 140pg
Color Text/Partial Color
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