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R. CRUMB From the Underground to Genesis

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R. CRUMB From the Underground to Genesis

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Highly Recommended. By Robert Crumb. Musée d’Art moderne in Paris, France, presents a premiere exhibit of R. Crumb’s art, a career-spanning retrospective with images from his earliest adolescent work to the original art for Zap Comix #1, to published and unpublished underground covers, pages and stories, to sketchbook material. We like the variety, including full color work, much of this from the original art. And lots of unusual material. Handsome large size, plus five essays and a timeline. Adult Material.

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Musée d’Art moderne in Paris, France, presents a premiere exhibit of R. Crumb’s art, a career-spanning retrospective with images from his earliest adolescent work to the original art for Zap Comix #1, to published and unpublished underground covers, pages and stories, to sketchbook material. We like the variety, including full color work, much of this from the original art. And lots of unusual material. Handsome large size, plus five essays and a timeline.

Foreword by Frabrice Hergott, Hanging out with Robert Crumb by Joann Sfar, The Old Switcheroo: R. Crumb and the Underground Aesthetic by Todd Hignite, Lines on Paper by Jean-Pierre Mercier, who is one of the founders of Metal Hurlant, which of course became Heavy Metal.

A founding pioneer of Underground comics, he represents a mythical figure in American counter-culture. His satirical stories tear down moral constraints and provide a sharp critique of society and its absurdities.

Robert Crumb is the quintessential underground artist. His masterfully rendered comics and sketchbook drawings spanning nearly five decades, markedly lacking in concession or self-censorship, offer a profound cultural critique filtered through demanding psychological self-reflection. Crumb’s art, which pioneered the transformation of comics into an adult literary form, addresses a plethora of personal and political themes within a multidimensional narrative framework. The work starkly depicts sex, violence, and race, among many other subjects, offering revelatory insight into the human condition within the snarled jumble of a radically changing America. He combines the keen critical voice of the master satirist with some of the most impressive draftsmanship seen in contemporary art, and his work has proved endlessly insightful, controversial, and provocative.

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Item Code RCFUH
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781684051090
Adult Rating Adult Material
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 204pg
Color Full Color
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