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Robert Crumb

Comic Book Art

Robert Crumb

Comic Book Art

Robert Crumb was born on August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his four brothers and sisters all produced homemade comics as children. Crumb's first published work was as an artist for American Greetings cards.

In 1967, Crumb moved to San Francisco, where he produced the first issue of Zap Comix, which kickstarted the entire Underground Comix movement. Among his famous creations are Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural. He was the subject of Terry Zwigoff's 1994 documentary film, Crumb. Robert Crumb and his wife, cartoonist Aline, currently live in France.

 

Robert Crumb Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Robert Crumb R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat Cover Original Art (Ballantine, 1969)
Robert Crumb R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat Cover Original Art (Ballantine, 1969)....
Lot 91033
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$717,000
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Robert Crumb Zap Comix #1 Unused Cover Original Art (1967)....
Lot 92261
Auction 7166
Saturday, August 12, 2017
$525,800
Robert Crumb The People's Comics Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Golden Gate Publishing Company, 1972).... (Total: 4...
Robert Crumb The People's Comics Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Golden Gate Publishing Company, 1972).... (Total: 4 Original Art)
Lot 92262
Auction 7166
Saturday, August 12, 2017
$203,150
Robert Crumb Art & Beauty #1 Page 11 Hand-Lettered Production Art (Fantagraphics, 1996)
Robert Crumb Art & Beauty #1 Page 11 Hand-Lettered Production Art (Fantagraphics, 1996)....
Lot 12036
Auction 121832
Sunday, August 12, 2018
$1,020.00
Robert Crumb Louis Armstrong Print (c. 2010)
Robert Crumb Louis Armstrong Print (c. 2010)....
Lot 12912
Auction 121832
Sunday, August 12, 2018
$132.00

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Robert Crumb Art & Beauty #1 Page 14 Hand-Lettered Production Art (Fantagraphics, 1996). ... (1)
Robert Crumb Art & Beauty #1 Page 14 Hand-Lettered Production Art (Fantagraphics, 1996). ... (1)

Auction 121835
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Robert Crumb - Stripper Illustration Original Art (1994). The two volumes of Robert Crumb's Art and Beauty Magazine work...
Robert Crumb - Stripper Illustration Original Art (1994). The two volumes of Robert Crumb's Art and Beauty Magazine work as a statement against the academic apologetics that have surrounded him since Terry Zwigoff's documentary in 1994 and the comix underground that canonized him. Robert Crumb's work here has a softness, but this master craftsman's bitterness and eroticism is still intact. His A&B Magazine illustrations serve to absorb and mock the critical discourses that had formerly imprisoned him, and in that way they are a challenge worth discovering. Perched on top of a striped chair, Crumb's half clad harlot, encased in sheer nylons, looks longingly at the viewer. A memorable merging of art and sex with an image area of 8.75" x 11.75" and in Excellent condition.
Lot 4440
Auction 815
Thursday, February 10, 2005
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