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Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 500 pgs / 16 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 38   

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R. Crumb's Dream Diary

Edited by Ronald Bronstein, Sammy Harkham.

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Unprecedented insight into the untamed art and psyche of R. Crumb

For more than 40 years, legendary American artist Robert Crumb has documented his nightly dreams in a meticulously kept private journal. This material has stood as a guarded secret in a career defined by an impish compulsion to publically self-disclose. All of the artist's well-documented preoccupations are present and accounted for—rampant egomania, insatiable lust, profound self-disgust, the sad beauty of old America, the moral bankruptcy of new America and the fool's errand quest for spiritual enlightenment—but here they are entirely untamed, springing forth from forces beyond even his control. Published for the first time, the complete Dream Diaries offer readers a deep, dark look under the hood of one of America's most aggressively dynamic comedic voices.

Widely considered the greatest cartoonist of the 20th century, Robert Crumb (born 1943) drew comics from a very young age. After a brief career in greeting-card design in Cleveland, in 1965 the young artist discovered LSD, and headed for San Francisco, where he published Zap Comix 1, reinventing the comics medium. In 1994 he was the subject of an acclaimed documentary film by Terry Zwigoff. His adaptation of The Book of Genesis was published in 2009 and the original art for the project was exhibited internationally, most notably at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2009, and as part of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. His most recent books include Bible of Filth, Art & Beauty Magazine and (with Aline Kominsky-Crumb) Drawn Together. Crumb lives and works in Southern France.


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[R.Crumb's Dream Diary] is both familiar and surprising, pleasurable and enlightening. It strikes and maintains the difficult balance between thrill and intimacy.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

REILLY DAVIDSON | DATE 12/11/2018

"Sweet dreams, kiddies."
—Love, R. Crumb

"Sweet dreams, kiddies." <br/>—Love, R. Crumb

Based on his famously zany comics, it’s clear that the mind of R. Crumb is full of weird yet compelling twists and turns. It’s no surprise then, that R. Crumb's Dream Diary, Elara Press’s highly anticipated new collection of off-beat, episodic, disjointed and yet endearing recountings of Crumb’s subconscious productions is so engrossing. This compact yet generous 500-page clothbound hardcover offers the reader a true behind-the-curtain view into what makes R. Crumb R. Crumb, from visions of silly celebrity encounters to menacing forces in the forest. “Dream of Hideous Creature Coming Out of a Hole in My Side,” “Dream of Huge Woman in Thigh-High Boots,” “Dream of Taking Morphine" and "The Dream About the Helicopter Girl" (illustrated above) are just a few of the entries spanning 1976–2017. continue to blog


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R. Crumb's Dream Diary

R. CRUMB'S DREAM DIARY

Edited by Ronald Bronstein, Sammy Harkham.

ELARA PRESS

ISBN: 9781942884330
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 11/27/2018
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R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

R. CRUMB: BIBLE OF FILTH

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701706
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 12/12/2017
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Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb

ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE: DRAWINGS BY R. CRUMB

Introduction by Paul Morris.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701348
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 6/14/2016
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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
USD $150.00
| CAN $200

Pub Date: 6/14/2016
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