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    Robert Crumb - Original Art for Hup #3, Complete 9-page Story, "Nausea" (Last Gasp, 1989). An extremely odd piece of work, this is Crumb's interpretation of a portion of "Nausea," Jean-Paul Sartre's 1938 existential examination of the self and the meaning of existence in a frequently hostile and uncaring universe. The perfect artist to bring this landmark philosophical gem to cartoon life, Crumb has chosen a pivotal portion of the novel that details the meeting of Antoine Roquentin, the book's protagonist, with the "Self-Taught Man," and centers on Roquentin's realization that existence is nothingness and that each individual must confront the "nothingness" of reality. Beautifully rendered in Crumb's highly detailed style, each page measures approximately 13.75" x 17", with an image area of approximately 10.5" x 16". The pages are in excellent condition, and represent the apex of Crumb's creative output. Truly a masterpiece, this story stands as a unique work by an acknowledged master.

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