Saturday, October 20, 2012

Louis Armstrong Etching

In 2010, Crumb drew this portrait of Louis Armstrong for someone in exchange for some 78 rpm records. It's a fantastic portrait, with a lot of cross-hatching, and it didn't take us long to realize it would make one hell of a great etching. We printed 50 of 'em, and they came out beautifully. The detail is exquisite and the black is luxuriously saturated. They're available exclusively for Crumb Newsletter readers first — we'll release them on the site later. Because the edition is only 50, this edition may sell out before being released on the website or sold to the general public (as has happened with previous Crumb etchings.) Each print is signed, numbered and dated by Robert Crumb, and comes with our complete guarantee for your satisfaction or your money back.

Image size: 6.75" x 9.25"
Embossed area: 7.75" x 10.25"
Hahnemühle archival paper size: 12" x 15.5"
Edition 50

$420 each

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R.Crumb Books & Comix

Remember that in addition to prints, The Official Crumb Site carries books and comics, including Drawn Together; Robert's new collaboration with his wife Aline. 

Hardcover edition, 272 pages
8.9" x 11.6"

$25 each