Welcome to NateDSanders.com

Hollywood Memorabilia, Fine Autographs, & Consignments Blog

Robert Crumb Original Art

To auction, buy, consign or sell Robert Crumb Original Art please go to http://www.NateDSanders.com, email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.

Robert Crumb Original Art

Original art by Cartoonist Robert Crumb is highly collectible. Robert Crumb’s complete four page story original art  “You Can’t Have Them All — Magnificent Specimens I Have Seen”,1992, sold for over $155,000. Robert Crumb’s original art for Thrilling Murder Comics #1 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” sold for over $143,000.

Here at Nate D Sanders Auctions we sold a Robert Crumb handwritten, signed manuscript page and original art for $1250.

Satirical cartoonist Robert Crumb handwritten, signed manuscript page and original art, both in pencil. Handwritten page is entitled ”Sandra’s Diary” and pencil drawing to verso is entitled ”Laura Hope Crews, 1906”. Crews was an early 20th century actress most famous for her role as Aunt Pittypat in ”Gone with the Wind”. Here, Robert Crumb draws a young Crews in a hat. Manuscript page is likely a transcription of Robert Crumb’s sister Sandra’s diary. Reads in full: ”Sandra’s Diary / With Notes by R. Crumb / January 1, 1962 / I’m about to make another vain attempt to write a diary. How long this kick will last I don’t know, but I just got a passion to write. I’m starting a clean slate – 1962. Believe me, when I say ‘clean’, I don’t mean morally or wholesomely. I’m out to get all the experiences out of life that I can so that I’m able to place myself in the position of others. You never really understand anything unless you’ve lived it. I consider anything that happens to me, be it fortunate or otherwise, worthwhile if it taught me a lesson. Anyway, I hope I learn as much this year as I did last year. The latter half was especially eventful. Here’s just a short summer of what happened to me in ’61. January – at the time I was crazy about flipper.* (Note: Phil Newton – Jackie’s brother.) He had asked to me Holy Cross’s first big dance, which was coming up in February. The end of the month was taken up mostly in preparation for the affair. My social life consisted only of Jackie and Flipper and my brother. But it was fun. February – I made my debut into Dover society the night of Mardi Gras. I didn’t think I’d ever have so much fun. There I met Marty Kiemen and made my first date with Joe Hunter. I dated Marty a lot afterwards, but never liked him much. It was also a month for basketball games and the hi-de-ho with Joe, Mike and Maxon. I was developing into an avid Bobb Darin fan too. March – I stopped dating Marty. He thought I went out with him just to make Flipper jealous. I wasn’t too broken up over it. I went to the Explorer’s Ball.” Lined sheet has been removed from a notebook and measures 6.75” x 8.5”. Minor toning and slightly uneven left edge to this Robert Crumb piece, else near fine.

We also sold a Robert Crumb autograph letter signed to Woody Gelman for $625.

Robert Crumb autograph letter signed to Woody Gelman, ”Nostalgia Press” comic publisher and fellow artist. Written in blue ink on a piece of white paper with his ”705 Clayton St. San Francisco” address, letter reads, ”Woody: I’m sending you the 25 copies of Zap Comics. The bill is (math equation) $3.75. It’s selling really well out here. Sold 3500 copies already! We’re almost out of the first printing but will go into 2nd printing soon. Mike McInerny never got in touch with me. Should I write to him? Maybe I will. I’d love to get distribution in New York. Think we could sell a lot of copies there! My partner in this venture, one Don Donahue, is buying a multi-lith press. We have big plans! Lots of stuff in the works! Did you give a ‘zap’ to Bob Stewart? Like to hear his opinion…Everything going well with the book. Finished front and back cover last weeks. Looks good! By the way! Dana had a baby boy April 1st! Incredible! These are great days for me! Danie sends her love! Crumbs”. With a pencil notation beneath in an unknown hand. Measures 8.5” x 11” on one page with minor folds and staple holes at top left. Also includes a response autograph letter signed ”Woody” on ”Nostalgia Press” letterhead, dated 20 April 1968. Letter on one 5” x 7” sheet, front and verso, is addressed to Robert Crumb, with ”Crumb” written at top right in maroon crayon. Overall, very good condition.

Robert Crumb original art can sell for over $700,000.

To auction, buy, consign or sell Robert Crumb Original Art please go to http://www.NateDSanders.com, email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.

Share Your Thoughts!

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.
Copyright 2016 © Nate D. Sanders, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement