R. Crumb, People's Comix
Lot 119
Robert Crumb (American, b.1943) The People's Comics, 1972 sight 12 x 8 3/4in (31 x 22cm)
US$ 30,000 - 40,000
£19,000 - 25,000

Lot Details
Robert Crumb (American, b.1943)
The People's Comics, 1972
pen and ink with brush with touches of whiteout on paper
sight 12 x 8 3/4in (31 x 22cm)

Footnotes

  • Exhibition:
    Lyon, France, Institut d'art contemporain de Villeurbanne, Biennale d'art contemporain, September 12 - December 31st, 2005

    Note:
    This is the original artwork for the cover of The People's Comics, Golden Gate Publishing, 1972. The cover has obvious anti-war symbolism. Crumb created the story to express his disappoinment with the animated movie "Fritz the Cat Superstar" and kills the character in his comic. The back cover featured the first published collaborative effort by Crumb and Harvey Pekar. The majority of published covers from this time period are now in private collections and this original cover offers a unique opportunity for collectors to purchase an early 1970s vintage Crumb cover. Didier Moiselet describes this piece as "A tank showing the sabotage of America. A theme unfortunately more than ever actual for America."
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