Robert Crumb’s oeuvre is somewhat inescapable. In recent months, his busty ladies and other comic creations have found their way onto a series of product. However, despite the frequency with which Crumb’s work finds light of day in commercial venues, gallery showings are always something of a joy. They reveal process. They invigorate interest in the makings of his characters. And, above all, they work well to allow a single stop full scope look at Robert Crumb’s collective talent.
As part of the ICA’s Comica (the London International Comics Festival), Scream Gallery is presenting Robert Crumb Uncovered. The exhibition is curated by Brandon Coburn, who has brought together over 300 pages of Crumb’s work much of which has never been exhibited in London. The exhibition is full of iconic characters, sketches, and event greeting cards. Covering material from the 1960s to the early part of this decade, the show is comprehensive in scope even if not as large as previous Crumb retrospectives.
Running from Novmeber 12, 2009 to December 12, 2009 at Scream Gallery located at number 34 Bruton Street, London W1J.
Further examples from the exhibition after the jump.