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!

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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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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Announcing The Sale Of The Neil Salkind Print Collection

 Announcing The Sale Of The Neil Salkind Print Collection


Sadly, one of our best and favorite clients has passed away. Professor Salkind was so kind and supportive throughout the years of collecting Crumb artwork. His wife, who is selling their beautiful Edwardian home, has asked me to resell their prints and I am happy to do so. All the prints from the Salkind's collection have been "museum quality" framed with UV protected glass. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase Crumb prints from sold out editions that have been beautifully "floated" and framed. They're all in mint condition with special certificate of authenticity pockets on the back of each frame.




Twas Ever Thus Framed Serigraph Print

The solid wood frame is 25 x 32 inches. The print is on a cream paper that's 22 x 28 inches floated on top of a black background. The print, number 24/150, is numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. It was released in 2008. The back of the frame has a pocket for the certificate of authenticity signed by Alex Wood. There's also a Framer sticker stating the type of mat, frame, backing and glass used. There's another sticker identifying the glass as 99% UV Protected Museum Glass. The frame, print and glass are in mint condition.

$860

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San Francisco Comic Book #3 Framed Serigraph Print

The solid wood frame painted black is 23 x 31 inches. The actual print floated on top of a black surface is 20 x 28 inches. The print is number 33/110. It's custom signed as R. "Snuffy" Crumb and dated '09. The certificate of authenticity is located in the pocket on the back of the frame. Also on the back of the frame is a sticker specifying the style of the mat, frame, backing and glass. There is also another sticker identifying the glass as 99% UV Protected Museum Quality. The frame, glass, certificate and print are in mint condition.

$860

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Mr. Natural Does the Dishes Framed Serigraph Print

The black frame is 21.5 x 29.5 inches. The print itself is 18 x 26 inches, numbered, signed and dated (2011) by Crumb. This is print number 6/160. On the back of the frame there is a pocket for the certificate of authenticity which is signed by Alex. There are also stickers identifying the framer and that the glass is UV protected glass. The frame, print, glass and certificate are in mint condition.

$760

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Head Comix  Framed Serigraph Print

The solid wood frame, which is painted black, is 25.5 x 33.5 inches. The actual print, on cream archival paper, is on 22  x 30 inch paper. The print, which is floated on top of a white background, is numbered, signed and dated (2001) by Crumb. This is print number 189/200. There was no certificate of authenticity offered with this edition. Rather, there is an indicia printed at the bottom of the print in very fine, light brown ink. It's too light as far as I'm concerned! I wish I would have used a darker ink. But, with a magnifying lens and some extra light, it becomes easy to read. 18 colors were used to create this edition. On the back of the frame are two stickers, one identifying the framer and the other specifying what type of UV Protected glass was used. The frame, print and glass are in mint condition.

$760

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Louis Armstrong Framed Etching

The black frame is 15.5 x 19 inches. The print floats on top of a white background and is 12 x 15.5 inches. It is numbered (22/50), signed and dated (2012) by R. Crumb. Crumb has customized this signature as R. @#!!!*! Crumb. The etching, as all the etchings in this edition, has the Crumb Etchings logo printed in the left-hand corner in light grey ink. On the back of the frame is a label specifying the glass to be Tru Vue 99% UV Protected Glass. The frame, glass and print are in mint condition.

$960

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Footsy Framed Etching

The black frame is 15.5 x 20 inches. The print, which is 12" x 16", floats on a white background. It's numbered (40/50), signed and dated (2013) by R. Crumb. Crumb has customized this print with this signature: R. "The Gawk" Crumb. The print has it's R. Crumb Etchings logo in the bottom left-hand corner in light grey ink. On the back of the frame there is a sticker identifying the framer, his address and date. There is also another sticker identifying the glass to be 99% UV Protection Tru Vue Glass with cleaning instructions. The frame, glass and print are in mint condition.

$840

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Bigfoot Framed Etching

The black frame is 16.5 x 17.5 inches. The print, which is 13" x 14", floats on a white background. It's numbered (5/50), signed and dated (2011) by R. Crumb. This edition does not have the R. Crumb Etchings logo in the bottom left-hand corner in light grey ink. On the back of the frame there is a sticker identifying the framer, his address and date. There is also another sticker identifying the glass to be 99% UV Protection Tru Vue Glass with cleaning instructions. The frame, glass and print are in mint condition.

$840

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Mr. Natural Does the Dishes Giclée plus more new R. Crumb Products

Mr. Natural Does the Dishes Giclée

This image was taken from the inside cover of the Mr. Natural #2 comic book (1971). It was originally in black and white, but colored by Crumb specifically for a screen print edition released in 2011. This giclée edition is based upon that screen print edition as it's the "official" Crumb color version. The paper used is 100% cotton rag white archival Somerset Velvet 255 gram paper. It's a treated paper that has a very thin coat of a hard finish on top which keeps the ink from being absorbed into the paper. This makes the fine mist of ink sit on top of the paper so it can remain bright and vibrant for a long, long time-it's archival ink. There are 300 prints in this giclée edition. Each print measures 16" x 24". The image size is a little more than 11" x 17". It was designed so it could fit in almost any kitchen. We use Epson archival Ultrachrome inks. Each of the 300 prints is numbered in pencil.

$70


R. Crumb's 3rd Eye T-Shirt

Crumb modified this illustration that he colored for the serigraph edition 11 years ago. He drew the "sunburst" design specifically for this t-shirt, which is a 100% ring spun cotton New Level t-shirt. It's a Light Military Green color with a luxurious soft feel. You know you love it!

$20



Kafka Paperback

This soft-cover book, compiled by Zane Mairowitz and illustrated by R. Crumb, has been published three times. The first time, in 1993, as part of a "Beginners" series of books. But the publisher took off with the profits and R Crumb's original artwork for the book. It was published again in 2005 by iBooks Graphic Novel. The third time is by Fantagraphics, and this is the 7th printing of that edition. It has had three different covers, the first being Crumb's water color portrait of Kafka. There are over 100 illustrations in this book by Crumb. The softcover book has 176 pages and measures 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches big.

$16




R. Crumb's Weirdo Card Set

This box of R. Crumb's Weirdo Card Set is a collection of all of Crumb's Weirdo covers he illustrated between 1981 and 1993, and even some unpublished covers as well. There were a total of 27 issues published, so there are some images which the public has never seen as they were never published. On the back of each card features bios of contributors to the magazine and some odd facts about the inner the magazine. R. Crumb's Weirdo Card Set is identical in format to R. Crumb’s other three boxed card sets: Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats and Pioneers of Country Music, all from Denis Kitchen Publishing, which we also carry on this site. The Weirdo card sets contain 40 trading cards (+ 3 bonus cards) in a nifty 3” x 4” x 7/8” box.

$12



Saturday, November 14, 2020

Announcing R. Crumb's 2020 Self-Portrait Etching

RCrumb.com and Crumb Etchings announce the release of R. Crumb's 2020 self-portrait


In June of 2020, Crumb finished his fantastic self-portrait illustration and sent the artwork to Alex Wood soon after. Alex converted the artwork onto film with which he created a zinc plate to print the edition. The white Hahnemuhle paper is 12.5" x 16." The embossed area is 8.5" x 11." The image size is 10" x 7.5." 


There are 60 prints in this edition, with 7 Artist Proofs (which are Crumb's and not for sale) and 3 Printer Proofs. In September the edition was mailed to France to be signed by Crumb. After signing the edition, he sent them back and they were received in early October. We're releasing these in mid-November to facilitate framing the print for Christmas if they're to be given as a present. The release date is November 16th but we are now taking orders.


Each print is screen printed with the R. Crumb Etchings printing chop in the lower left corner. Each print is numbered, signed and dated by R. Crumb in pencil. And each print comes with our guarantee for your complete satisfaction.


$390

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