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R. Crumb’s Underground


A substantial Robert Crumb exhibition opened this week at the
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

YBCA salutes local treasure R. Crumb with an eclectic exhibit of early work, collaborations old and new, and the world premiere of his “spool” drawings. Universally acknowledged as the founder of the underground comic scene, Crumb gained cult popularity for his pioneering Zap Comix and stardom with the Terry Zwigoff documentary Crumb. Extending far beyond comics, the YBCA exhibit shows how his work has grown in philosophical complexity, and highlights his collaborative work, including intimate confessions produced with wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

For those of us who can’t make it, there’s this Flickr set from Buenaventura Press.
Via Boing Boing.

R. Crumb?s Underground
Mar 17th?Jul 8th, 2007
First Floor Galleries
701 Mission St. at Third
San Francisco, CA



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2 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Eroom Nala


    I like his Bosch parody although that’s a later work


  2. #2 posted by John


    Heh, yeah I remember that one.

    Robert Hughes wrote a great appreciation of him a couple of years ago:


    Mentions there that Crumb rates Bosch as one of his favourite artists, unsurprisingly.






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