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David Zwirner Books

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Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.25 in. / 336 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 81   

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ISBN 9781941701706 TRADE
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R. Crumb: Bible of Filth


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One of America’s most celebrated cartoonists, R. Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and '70s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural and Keep on Truckin’. The open sexuality of his work, paired with frequent self-deprecation and a free, almost stream-of-consciousness style, has made Crumb into a global voice and a renowned contemporary artist.

Originally published in France in 1986 by Futuropolis, the first edition of Bible of Filth was never distributed in the United States because of its graphic sexual content, which included some of Crumb’s most explicit comics from underground magazines such as Snatch, Jiz, Zap, XYZ, Big Ass and Uneeda. This revised and expanded English edition, published by David Zwirner Books, contains all the original pieces from the 1986 volume, with over 100 pages of additional material. Organized chronologically, there are comics from 1968 to 1986 that were omitted from the first edition and an entirely new selection of work from after 1986.

Printed on bible paper and bound in leather, with gold debossing and edging, this volume looks and feels like a traditional bible, with no outward suggestion of what it contains. This revised and expanded Bible of Filth is the perfect introduction for newcomers, while retaining its status as an important collector’s item for Crumb enthusiasts around the world.


Born in Philadelphia in 1943, R. Crumb has used the popular medium of the comic book to address the absurdity of social conventions, political disillusionment, irony, racial and gender stereotypes, sexual fantasies, and fetishes. Inspired by Thomas Nast, Honoré Daumier, T.S. Sullivant, and James Gillray, amongst others, his drawings offer a satirical critique of modern consumer culture and seem to possess an outsider’s perspective—a self-conscious stance, which Crumb often relates to his personal life.

Featured image is reproduced from 'R. Crumb: Bible of Filth.'

R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/12/2017

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/18/2017

Filthier than ever: R. Crumb's 'Bible of Filth'

Filthier than ever: R. Crumb's 'Bible of Filth'

When the first edition of R. Crumb’s Bible of Filth was published in France in 1986, it was denied American distribution due to its truthfully-advertised politically-incorrect, erotically-charged, whole-heartedly inappropriate graphic content. It’s an interesting moment in American politics for the book to make a comeback, especially in this beautifully produced new and expanded edition. Leather-bound and printed on gold-edged bible-paper, this book is exactly what it says it is, exuberantly and unapologetically filthy. Some will find it offensive. Others will rake it up faster than you can say, “Snatch Comics,” “Git whitey,” “Joe Blow” or “Horny Harriet.” continue to blog


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R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

R. CRUMB: BIBLE OF FILTH

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701706 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 12/12/2017
Forthcoming


Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb

ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE: DRAWINGS BY R. CRUMB

Introduction by Paul Morris.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701348 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 6/14/2016
Active | In stock


Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb (Limited Edition)

ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE: DRAWINGS BY R. CRUMB (LIMITED EDITION)

Introduction by Paul Morris.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701362 | US $150.00

Pub Date: 6/14/2016
Active | In stock


Hans Ulrich Obrist & Robert Crumb: The Conversation Series

HANS ULRICH OBRIST & ROBERT CRUMB: THE CONVERSATION SERIES

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883759487 | US $16.00

Pub Date: 12/15/2007
Active | In stock


Robert Crumb: Yeah, But Isit Art? Yes, Of Course!

ROBERT CRUMB: YEAH, BUT ISIT ART? YES, OF COURSE!

Essay by Alfred M. Fischer.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883757957 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 5/2/2004
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