Published by Elara Press. Edited by Ronald Bronstein, Sammy Harkham.
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.
PUBLISHER Elara Press
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 500 pgs / 16 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/27/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 38
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This out-of-sequence first volume in Hans Ulrich Obrist's Conversation Series is devoted to the influential cult comics artist, Robert Crumb-creator of Fritz the Cat, Zap Comics and Mr. Natural, among many other iconic underground mainstays. Both Obrist and Crumb are great conversationalists, and here they make a great match: Obrist: Could you tell me a little bit about how you feel about America and world politics right now? Crumb: Well, when I was young I really believed in the revolution. I don't really believe in revolution any more; I'm too old now. I think that any violent over-turning of a government or society causes a reaction that is bad or worse than the thing that they were revolting against to begin with... In the early 1970s I believed in that whole thing. I had basically left-wing sympathies but, I don't know, as someone said about communism: great idea, wrong species!
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essay by Alfred M. Fischer.
Call it inspiring, call it disgusting--the work of cartoonist Robert Crumb initiates dialogue, at the very least. This publication comes as close to a catalogue raisonnee of Crumb's work yet, spanning 40 years of drawings, from Mr. Natural to Fritz the Cat to Zap Comix--and back.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.00 x 12 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883757957SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00