Sunday, May 22, 2011

Crumb on the Famous and Infamous

The Official R.Crumb Site has just posted a new, exclusive interview with Robert Crumb, voicing his opinions on a list of celebrities posed by Wildwood Serigraphs' Alex Wood. Alex explains, "Over the years, talking with Robert about many different things, I've been surprised by some of the things he likes and dislikes. We all know he loves old music from the early part of the last century, and doesn't like rock music. But then he says he likes Tommy James and the Shondells, and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs? So in a discussion in May, 2011, I asked his opinion on a list of people in the news past and present."

Arcade Giclee Print
Wildwood Serigraphs has released a new limited-edition giclee of an illustration originally done in 1975 as a cover for Arcade Magazine No.2, published by Griffith and Spiegelman. In the early 2000s, Crumb reworked the illustration for a French anthology. This reworked illustration was used for a Wildwood Serigraphs edition released in 2005 which sold out in about a year. The giclee edition is based upon that serigraph edition, with a slight modification to the blend, which was made even smoother. All the colors are extremely rich and vibrant. It's one of the most successful giclee prints we've produced. This is the quintessential Crumb image: the appreciation for the beauty of nature; the horror of its cruelty and mercilessness; and of course a sexy female with big legs! (click image to enlarge)

Paper Size: 18" x 24"Image Size: 13.5" x 19"

Edition limited to 300 giclees.
Printed on Somerset Velvet 100% archival enhanced matte. 
Inks are archival Epson Ultrachrome inks.

$80 each + shipping