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    Robert Crumb Sunburst Original Oil Painting from Early Underground Period (1966-2017). Crumb, an architect of the Underground Comix movement, has long dealt in painterly idioms in addition to his natural arena of pen-and-ink cartooning. This fiery burst of colors originated in 1966, a year before the breakthrough of Zap Comix, although Crumb "fiddled with it," as he has said, at intervals over the long stretch -- finally pronouncing the work finished in 2017. The command of an anomalous (for Crumb) medium is as striking as his varied experiments in large-scale sculpture and miniature woodcarving. Oils on hand-stretched canvas with handmade wooden framework, reinforced with carpentry staples. Image area, 21" square. Some light surface-scuffing; ragged outer edges on the folded (sides) unpainted canvas; edge-scuffing; outer-edge staining; and partial chipping in the framework. Very Good condition.

    More information about Robert Crumb, also known as Crumb, Robert, Robert Crumb, Crumb, R., R. Crumb.

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