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    Robert Crumb - Original Art for American Splendor #1, Complete 4-page story, "The Harvey Pekar Name Story" (Harvey Pekar, 1977). An amusingly autobiographical piece that was the basis for a segment in the film "American Splendor" starring Paul Giamatti, this four-page story is written by Pekar and illustrated by his friend and former Cleveland neighbor Robert Crumb. This is probably one of the best known collaborations from these two underground geniuses, first appearing in the premiere issue of Pekar's quirky comic. Beautifully rendered, in a detailed yet understated way, this is Crumb at his finest. Each page, in very good condition, measures approximately 11" x 14" on sketchpad paper. There is some slight staining at the left edge of page one, and some minor water damage at the bottom of page two, but neither of these imperfections affect the art in any way.

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

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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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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