Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crumb and Bouguereau in New York

Today is the last day for the exhibit “R. Crumb: Lines Drawn on Paper.” The exhibit showcases Crumb’s irreverent and outrageous comics and sketches going back to the Zap and Motor City comics of the late 60’s. It’s at the Society of Illustrators at 128 East 63rd Street. 

Over at the Hirschl & Adler galleries on 730 Fifth Avenue, it’s also the last day for "Bouguereau & His Milieu," a small show of six paintings by William Adolphe Bouguereau. The show is a celebration of the recently published two-volume catalogue raisonne of the artist's paintings spearheaded by Fred Ross, founder of the Art Renewal Center.


अर्जुन said...

Robert Crumb record collector (April 5 and April 12), listen at~

Everett Patterson said...

I just saw this exhibit at the Society of Illustrators on Friday! So strange to think that the same hand that etched "Genesis" drew those hilarious but provocative images (which, in my opinion, occasionally crossed the line). I love that Crumb was capable of brutally satirizing "the hippies," while still being quite the hippie himself.

I especially enjoyed seeing his Valentine's collaboration with his wife Aline Kominsky. Despite some very screwed up ideas about women evident in his comics, Crumb seems to have had a very stable and happy marriage for the past 32 years!