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    Robert Crumb - Maxwell Street Alley Blues Album Cover Original Art (Barrelhouse, 1972). If there is one thing Robert Crumb was passionate about in the 1970s, it was "da blooze." Here's an album cover featuring Big John Wrencher and his Maxwell Street Blues Boys with art and lettering from the one and only R. Crumb. Big John was a fixture of the Chicago blues scene, usually found playing the harmonica in the Maxwell Street area. Crumb supplies a nice, Art Deco-style portrait of the band, along with display lettering for the album's name, and text lettering for the song list. A wildly angled city skyline is also included in the graphics. A Paul Morris Gallery sticker on the back lists the piece (actually three pieces matted together) as ink, graphite, and white-out on paper, measuring 26" x 14 3/8". We can add that the combined art looks to be in Excellent condition.

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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