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    Robert Crumb Mr. Natural #1 "On the Bum Again" Page 2 Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1970). With pesky cowgirls hounding him for "the secret of the universe", is it any wonder old Mr. Natural has caught the urge for going? R. Crumb always had a thing for robust women in Western wear, and this wild bondage scene is Crumb's id unleashed, capped with a fun three-panel sequence of Natch hopping a passenger train. The art is drawn in ink and graphite on sketchbook paper, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12". There's a small, faint stain within the last panel, plus some paper tanning in the outside bottom edge; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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