~R. CRUMB/THE BIBLE ILLUMINATED !!
R. CRUMB – THE BOOK OF GENESIS, 2009 – a series of 207 drawings – pen & ink on paper (detail)
FILE THIS UNDER: R. CRUMB – does the BIBLE !!
the show opened on MARCH 4th – at the height of FAIR WEEK – & – was and, is absolutely the most beautiful installation in the city – hands down – now – and for what was – one of the biggest show-off weeks – in the NYC art world . . . it made up for the colossally dismal Whitney Biennial, the horribly amateur and embarrassing ARMORY and . . the generally lackluster performance of the other sundry fairs. We’re not even going to mention the critically panned and blogsphere hated JEFF KOONS curated ‘SKIN FRUIT’ at the, seems to be hated by everyone, including the so-called “Friends of ..” – – Nu Mu !!
R. CRUMB’S biblical outing – has grace and vision – and it pulls the large ZWIRNER gallery space together – just as dramatically fabulous – as the BRUCENNIAL blew up their large 350 WEST BROADWAY space !! guess we have to thank the old man of comics and the young men of BHQF – for reminding us why New York City – is supposed to be – the capital of the art world.
p.s. the opening was also a book signing, for the book that the drawings were made for, ‘The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb’, 2009, (WW.Norton), $25 a pop – and looking to be well worth it !!
but MR. CRUMB was so gracious he was even signing the exhibit cards (image above), and any and all – vintage collector items from his illustrious past – held out to him – by a diverse crew of fans !!
His super fab talented wife, also a legend to many of us, ALINE KOMINSKY, she of the flamin’ red hair and equally in-your-face comic-based output – was with him. It was a New York opening – to die for, in the truest sense of – the word.
R. CRUMB – ‘THE BIBLE ILLUMINATED: R. CRUMB’S BOOK OF GENESIS’
MARCH 4 – APRIL 24, 2010
DAVID ZWIRNER – 519 WEST 19th ST – CHELSEA, NYC
R. CRUMB at the opening, signs books.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, MARCH 4, 2010, NYC.