Holy R. Crumb!!!
This October the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles presents seminal comic artist R. Crumb’s adaptation of the first book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis. Crumb has spent the last five years on this incredibly ambitious endeavor. The exhibition features 207 individual, black-and-white drawings incorporating every word from all fifty chapters, as well as a cover, title page, introduction and back cover. Each drawing contains six to eight comic panels illustrating the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and more. Using his signature bawdy style, Crumb’s version of the Book of Genesis puts an entirely new twist on the Bible. This highly anticipated project has been building momentum over the last few years and it has established a huge fan base among comic and art lovers around the world.
The show will be on view from October 24, 2009 – February 7, 2010. Might just be worth a trip out west!