A pristine first printing of the original French catalog to the Crumb exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (April 13-August 19, 2012)--one of the most beautifully produced R. Crumb books.
The book features 220 unpublished or rare drawings, reproduced in color and mostly full-page. 16 rare photographs. Essays by Jean-Luc Fromental, Sébastien Gokalp, Fabrice Hergott, Todd Hignite, Jean-Pierre Mercier and Joann Sfar. Text is in both English and French.
The dustjacket folds out into a 36 x 36 inch poster!
This catalog was reprinted in 2018 in an abridged edition (reduced from 272 pages to 204 pages) by IDW.
"The Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris presents a premiere retrospective exhibit on one of the greatest illustrators of the past fifty years: Robert Crumb. One of the pioneers of Underground comics, he represents a mythical figure in American counter-culture. His satirical stories tear down moral constraints and provide a sharp critique of society, its shadows and absurdities. The chronological exhibit is designed around Crumb's obsessions: love/hate/fear of women, music, his raw perspective on the modern world and his introspection."