Monday, July 25, 2011

R. Crumb, "The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb at San Jose Museum of Art


The San Jose Museum of Art is exhibiting the work of legendary underground comic artist R. Crumb this summer. The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis will be on view from June 23 through September 25, 2011. The exhibition will feature 207 individual, black-and-white drawings from Crumb’s critically acclaimed 2009 adaptation of the first book of the Bible, which incorporates every word from all fifty chapters. 

Crumb, who is known for his underground comic creations Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, and other characters, spent five years on this ambitious endeavor, which has garnered praise from comic book aficionados and art lovers around the world.

1 comment:

A Cuban In London said...

This is one of those artists to whose oeuvre I have been warming over the years. First came across his illustrations six or seven years ago whilst camping with the Woodcraft. One of the young ones had a book of his work and I quite liked his humour.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.