2021 Summer Sale Sold Out R Crumb Prints
Each summer I sell prints from my personal print collection, or prints acquired in trades. All of these prints are from editions that are now sold out. They're in mint condition and have been stored in a flat file where they have never been exposed to light. I highly recommend using UV protected glass if you're going to buy and frame any of these prints.
Heroes of the Blues Serigraph Print
This 150 print serigraph edition sold out within a year it was published (2010). The cream paper size is 22" x 30," image size is 16.5" x 25". This is print number #105/150, and is signed by Crumb as R. "String Bean" Crumb. There were 17 colors used to create this edition. Comes with its cert written by Crumb. Stored flat and is in mint condition.
Self-Loathing Comics Serigraph Print
There were 40 prints in this 2015 edition. This is print number 20/40. It's numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. This one is custom signed R. "You're Breaking My Heart" Crumb with a nic signature too! There were 16 colors used to create this edition. There were NO certificates issued with this edition. Instead, there is a indicia printed at the bottom of the print giving the specifications and colors printed. The white archival paper is 13" x 17". The actual print size is 8" x 11.5". The original crop marks were printed so this image is slightly larger than the one appearing on the front of the comic book cover which was originally released in 1994.
Fritz the Cat Serigraph Print
24 colors using 20 screens were used to print this edition in 2001. There are 200 prints in the edition. The white Rives BFK paper is 22" x 30". The image is 18" x 22.5". The certificate, which is signed by Jesse and Alex, was written by Robert. The print is in mint condition, stored flat. Numbered, signed and dated by Robert, this is print number 159/200.
Dale Steinberger Serigraph Print
There are 200 prints in this edition, and this is print number 193/200. The edition was released in 2004. The cream Rives BFK paper is 22" x 30". The image size is 14" x 19". The certificate, written by Crumb, is signed by both Jesse Crumb (in cursive with a crazy, large-size Sharpie pen) and Alex. Nice blend in the sky. Mint condition, stored flat, never has seen the light of day.
Blind Arvella Gray Etching
There are 40 prints in the edition, with an additional 8 Artist's proofs and 3 printer proofs. The paper size is 12" x 13". The embossed area is 8.75" x 8.25". The image size is 8" x 7". None of the prints were customized with a special Crumb nick-name. This is print number 36/40.
Work On It
This etching was released in 2018 as an edition of 40. This is print number 39/40. This is one of Crumb's more popular etching editions, so it’s hard to find. The paper is 10” x 12”. The image is 5” x 5.5”. Numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. I try to wrap my head around the whole damn thing, but I’m as confused and baffled as Flakey. Love this image!
This etching edition was released in 2019. The white Hahnemuhle paper is 13" x 16.5." The embossed area is 9" x 12." The image size is 8" x 11." There are 50 prints in this edition, with 6 Artist Proofs and 3 Printer Proofs. This is print number 45/50. I saw someone selling this on eBay for $2,000–this world is a crazy place.
The Haymakers Etching
Released in 2015 as a 40 piece etching edition, there were also 5 artist proofs and 3 printer's proofs. The archival white paper is 11" x 14" inches. The image area is 6.5" x 9". Each print is numbered, dated and signed by Crumb. This is an Artist Proof print number 2/5. In mint condition, stored flat and ready to go. This drawing is taken from a detail of Bruegel's oil painting The Hay Harvest.
Beloved Music Makers of Days Gone By PortfolioReleased in 1999, this portfolio contains three screen prints of Crumb portraits. The prints are enclosed in a printed portfolio case which is also screen printed. The writing and artwork was done by Crumb for both the portfolio case and Certificate of Authenticity. The prints are 13” x 16”. It’s an edition of 200 and this is portfolio number #172. The Certificate is signed by both Jesse and Alex. The three prints inside (Jack Teagarden-jazz; Memphis Minnie & Kansas City Joe-blues; The North Carolina Ramblers-country) are each signed, dated and numbered by Crumb. Mint condition.
Head Comix Serigraph Print
This edition was printed in 2001. The edition never had a certificate created for it. There is a very light indicia printed at the bottom of the cream paper (which is 22" x 30"). The image size is 14" x 18.5". There were 18 colors used to print the edition. Numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. This is print number #85/200. Stored flat; never has seen the light of day, mint condition.
Crumb's 3rd Eye Serigraph print
This 110 piece edition was printed in 2009 using sixteen colors. The humor is classic Crumb, and wait until you read the Certificate of Authenticity—it's very mystical and just as funny. Paper size is 15" x 12" with an image size of 12" x 9". This is print number 3 of 110. Mint condition.
Mr. Natural Does the Dishes Serigraph Print
This 160 print edition was released in 2011, ten years ago. The white paper is 18 x 26 inches, the image is 12" x 18". All the prints were numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. This print is one of my printer's proofs. There are three of them and this one is 3/3. The certificate of authenticity was written by Crumb two different times, and both versions are on this cert which is signed by Alex. The print is in mint condition.
This 120 print edition was printed and signed in 2005. It took a while to sell out but it remains a high point in our collection of editions. There were 23 colors and 21 screens used to create this edition. The registration and spit-fountains (a total of five blends were used in the edition!) work perfectly. I was also able to hold the best detail with 230 mesh/dpi dither output of the films I used–the perfect combination. I think, as a printer, this is one of the best editions I've printed. The image size is 13" x 18.5". The cream paper size is 20" x 26". Comes with its cert, written by Crumb and signed by both Jesse and Alex. Crumb gave this artist proof to his good friend and I'm selling it for her as a favor. This is Artist Proof 4/14. Mint condition.
Keep on Truckin' Serigraph Print
This 12 color edition was printed and released in January of 2017. It sold out in a couple of weeks. There are 95 prints in the edition. This is print number 73/95 and it's signed R. "Give Me Air" Crumb. The white paper size is 25.5" x 19". The image size is 19" x 12". In mint condition. Comes with its certificate of authenticity written by Crumb.
Mr. Natural's 719th Mediation Serigraph Print
This 16 color 100 print serigraph edition was printed and released in 2019. It sold out very quickly. The white paper is archival BFK Rives paper which is 22" x 26". The image size is almost "16 x 18". Each print is numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. It comes with its own certificate of authenticity which was written and drawn by Crumb. This is print 95/100.
BB King Serigraph Print
This 245 print edition was signed by both BB King and Robert Crumb. The certificate is signed by Floyd Lieberman (who was BB's manager in 2002) and Alex. There were 31 colors (29 screens) used to print this edition. The cream paper is 25" x 22". The image size is 17" x 14". This is print number 150/245. Mint Condition– stored flat and never seen the light of day. Nice sig by BB.