Robert Crumb Head #1 Unused Cover Original Art (1967). R. Crumb's first year in San Francisco found the young artist finally freed from the shackles of his 9-to-5 job at American Greetings, and ready to pursue his lifelong dream of being a comic book artist. Crumb cranked out a bunch of cover illustrations intended for his first comic before finally creating the famous Zap Comix #1 cover that catapulted into hippie fame. This intricate Head cover is one of the best of these early pieces. While it never got used as Crumb originally intended, it was published in Gary Arlington's 1970 art zine, All Stars #2. This crazy schematic of the inner workings of someone's head is loaded with tons of clever detail, like the camera (with flash) for the eyes; a leaky faucet for the nose, a tape recorder memory bank, and a megaphone receiver for ears. It's all beautifully drawn in a casual but succinct style, in ink, edge-to-edge, on thin board or paper measuring approximately 7" x 10". The art is matted and framed with glass for an overall size of 13.5" x 17.5". Although unsigned, this is undoubtedly the same piece featured on page 57 in the museum catalog Yeah, But Is It Art? published in 2004 by Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. Excellent condition. From the Eric Sack Collection.

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