Thursday, August 12, 2021

2021 Summer Sale Sold Out R Crumb Prints

 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. 

-Alex Wood


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.

$870

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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. 

$650

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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.

$850

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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. 

$550 

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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.

$740

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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!

$870

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Bettie Page

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.

$750

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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.

$850

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Beloved Music Makers of Days Gone By Portfolio

Released 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.

$750

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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.

$650

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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.

$720

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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.

$760

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Arcade #2 

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.

$760

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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.

$870

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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.

$850

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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.

$1680

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Howl (New Crumb Art!) T-Shirt (and more…)


Crumb did this sketch of his cat as a parody of Munch's The Scream. He drew it for his grandchild, but Crumb's assistant liked it so much, she asked me to make some t-shirts of it. I liked it so much I printed a bunch of them, and we're offering them to you on two different colors: Cardinal Red and Black.

This tee is screen printed tee is screen printed using six colors on a super soft, 100% combed ring spun cotton Next Level t-shirts. This means the color will last as long as the t-shirt does. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. The image size on the shirt is 7" x 9".

Black - $20   BUY ME

Red  -  $20   BUY ME


Sizing: 

When I lay a Next Level white t-shirt flat upon a table and measure from armpit to armpit, these are the resulting measurements:

Small- 17 inches (34)

Medium - 19 inches (38)

Large - 21 inches (42)

XLarge - 23 inches (46)

2XLarge - 25 inches (50)





Plus, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stoned Agin! (Hytone Comix, 1971), we're offering a special sale on all Stoned Agin! t-shirts for the summer.

$10

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Introducing The New Mr. Natural on a Bicycle T-Shirt and Meet Reilly

 Mr. Natural on a Bicycle Tee Shirt

Announcing the release of a new t-shirt just in time for summer. A full, four color process Mr. Natrual on a Bicycle t-shirt. The shirt itself is a 100% combed cotton (very soft!) Next Level Antique Gold t-shirt–one of the most comfortable, luxurious t-shirts on the market. The design is directly screen printed onto the shirt with four colors on top of a white under printer. The result is a fun, long lasting, super-comfortable Mr. Natural t-shirt guaranteed to please you or your money back.
$20


Meet Reilly 
Meet the face behind our social media: Reilly. Reilly is a Crumb fan and long-time art lover. During her undergraduate studies, she has undertaken the responsibility of running the Official Rcrumb Facebook and Instagram sites, and she loves it! She's an avid traveler, skier and has recently just graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

Reilly has just interviewed R. Crumb. To read the interview, click here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Announcing R Crumb's New Book: Crumb's World plus 2 New T-Shirts!

 rcrumb.com announces the sale of Crumb's new book Crumb's World.

A new hardcover book entitled Crumb's World has just been released by David Zwirner Books. Zwirner Gallery (New York & London) sell Crumb's original artwork and have now published a 190 page book of the artist's work. The book opens with an essay by Robert Storr and some introductory historical cartoons which influenced Crumb. The publisher's headline reads as: R. Crumb’s obsessions—from sex to the Bible, music, politics, and the vicissitudes and obscenities of daily life—are chronicled in this comprehensive book of work by the illustrious American comic artist.

The cover is illustrated and designed by Crumb so it's, needless to say, fantastic. The back cover also features a new self-portrait of Crumb. The book features all-color pages of Crumb comic book covers, pages from his sketchbooks, pages from his Kafka book, some strips in black and white (Footsy and The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick), and drawings from his Art & Beauty series, as well as some recent portraits. 


The hardcover book is 7.75" x 9.75 inches, nicely bound, with thick, smooth paper–a well-published book.


$44

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We're unable to mail this book outside of the US because it's so heavy and therefore too expensive to mail.





The Music Never Stopped T-Shirt

The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead is a compilation album of songs, performed by the original artists, that the American rock group the Grateful Dead covered and performed live throughout their career. Crumb illustrated the album cover for its release in 1995. It's screen printed directly onto a Next Level !00% combed cotton cream shirt (Cream Next Level t-shirts are slightly darker than Natural t-shirts). The image is 12.5" x 12.5"– we had to print a large image to keep all the detail.

Next Level t-shirts are luxuriously soft with a tight knit; one of the best 100% combed cotton shirts on the market.

$20

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Fritz the Cat on Silver Grey T-Shirt

We're keeping Fritz cool for the summer by putting him on a Silver Grey Next Level t-shirt. Lighter than Gildan Heavyweight shirts, Next Level t-shirts have a finer yarn, a tighter knit and ultimately a smoother, softer feel in comparison. This 6 color screen print of Fritz the Cat is printed directly onto a super soft, 100% cotton Warm Gray t-shirt with vivid colors that you can only achieve with screen printing–transfers just aren't in the same league. Your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back!

$20

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Friday, March 19, 2021

R. Crumb Spring T-Shirt Sale!

In celebration of Spring, of going outside into warm weather and into a world of a diminishing pandemic, we're having our first Spring Sale! Call us foolish, but we dare to hope for the end of this old, grey world and welcome the new life about to burst out with the coming of Spring. Goodbye winter! Begone Covid! 

All t-shirts are $15 (2XL's $18) from Friday, March 19th through Sunday, March 20th–the Equinox Weekend.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

R. CRUMB SELF PORTRAIT SIGNED & NUMBERED SERIGRAPH PRINT

rcrumb.com Presents... 

R. CRUMB SELF PORTRAIT 
SIGNED & NUMBERED SERIGRAPH PRINT


In 2020, Robert drew his self-portrait specifically for our etching and, now this, our serigraph edition. This serigraph edition is an eleven  color edition following Crumb's color guide and chart (see below) which he provided with the artwork. The white BFK Rives 100% rag paper is 15" x 20." The image size is 11" x 14." Each print is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which is written by Crumb. There are 100 prints in this edition and each one comes with our guarantee for your complete satisfaction. 

Release date: February 19th.

$380

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Friday, February 5, 2021

New Fritz the Cat T-Shirt, New Crumb Serigraph Update, and Hair Magic Giclees by Aline

FRITZ THE CAT T-SHIRT

Cool Fritz is back on this cool new T-Shirt. Fritz is screen printed in 6 colors on this Next Level 100% cotton tee. This is a lighter weight tee with a tight knit making it cooler in the summer, smoother underneath a sweater, and every bit as durable as a heavier weight tee. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

$20 (S,M,L,XL) $23 (2XL)

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The Edition That Almost Wasn’t…


The Etching edition of Robert’s new Self Portrait sold out within 6 hours of being announced in the Newsletter. So Robert and print master Alex Wood made plans to release a color serigraph version and offer it to everyone who never even got the chance to buy the etching. Robert sent Alex a color guide and Alex printed the serigraph edition in December. Soon after, Alex FedExed the edition to him in France where he signed it and sent it back in January. But there was a problem! FedEx in France now farms out the pickup chores to another company called TNT. But TNT didn't record picking up the package, so FedEx had no record of it being in their possession. The package was lost for two weeks until, quite mysteriously, it was returned to Robert's front door and left there. How did it get back to his place? Where had it been? Nobody knows. But it's on its way to us now and we'll be releasing it in the middle of February through this Newsletter. Be on the lookout!



It was Aline’s hard work and perseverance dealing with FedEx on the phone that brought that edition back from the depths of Hell. We appreciate her hard work and persistence. And speaking of Aline…



SIGNED & NUMBERED HAIR MAGIC GICLEE

We have only two of Aline’s signed giclee prints for sale taken from Aline’s portraits of the colorful crazy Jewish ladies of Miami. When Aline's mother was alive, Aline used to spend time with her in Miami each year and got to know all the characters around the salon her mother frequented. She did portraits of them with pastel and colored pencil. There are only five prints in this edition and I'm selling the last two. The archival paper is 24" wide and 14.5" tall. Each is numbered, titled ("Hair Magic"), signed by Aline and dated (2012). 

$200 each

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