navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

R. Crumb

Despair, 1969

Ink on paper
12 7/8 × 9 in
32.7 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 22in x 16.25in x 0in

Framed: 22in x 16.25in x 0in

Signature
Signed lower right: R. Crumb
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
R. Crumb
American, b. 1943
Follow

Robert “R.” Crumb emerged in the late 1960s as a leading figure in the “underground comix” movement, publishing the first issue of cult favorite Zap Comix in 1968, and his most recognized comic, Keep on Truckin’ in the late 1970s. Crumb is known for a signature raunchy style, through which he expresses his "contempt and disgust with America." He created the notorious characters Devil Girl, Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural, and was the subject of Terry Zwigoff’s 1995 documentary, Crumb. In 2009, he published his illustrated graphic novel version of the Book of Genesis, including annotations explaining his reactions to Biblical stories.

navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 22in x 16.25in x 0in

Framed: 22in x 16.25in x 0in

Signature
Signed lower right: R. Crumb
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
R. Crumb
American, b. 1943
Follow

Robert “R.” Crumb emerged in the late 1960s as a leading figure in the “underground comix” movement, publishing the first issue of cult favorite Zap Comix in 1968, and his most recognized comic, Keep on Truckin’ in the late 1970s. Crumb is known for a signature raunchy style, through which he expresses his "contempt and disgust with America." He created the notorious characters Devil Girl, Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural, and was the subject of Terry Zwigoff’s 1995 documentary, Crumb. In 2009, he published his illustrated graphic novel version of the Book of Genesis, including annotations explaining his reactions to Biblical stories.

R. Crumb

Despair, 1969

Ink on paper
12 7/8 × 9 in
32.7 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by R. Crumb