Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert Crumb XYZ Comics "Girls Girls Girls" Page Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1972). By 1972, Robert Crumb ("America's Favorite Underground Cartoonist") was getting weary of the entire scene he had, for the most part, created. His ideas for new comic book stories had reached a low point, but he needed to keep cranking them out, rather than sell out to Playboy or some other big corporate types who had been constantly hounding him. So, for XYZ Comics, he locked himself away with his massive collection of 78 rpm records, and he let the music inspire him with each page. His huge sex drive played a part too, as seen in this highly charged page. Here, Crumb draws his ideal female figures, then reduces them down to just the "bare" essentials by the final panel. Crazy! The art is in ink over light graphite on Bristol board, with an image area of 8" x 12"; the page is matted to an overall size of 16" x 20". Minor handling wear in the outer borders; Excellent condition. From the Felix Dennis Estate.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,302

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 February 21 - 22 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    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.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,749,718
    2018 September 22 - 23 The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection - Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 September 22 - 23 The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection - Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $147,394