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Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions - Signed & Numbered with Matching Print

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One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist with a matching signed & numbered pigment print. The 7.9 x 10.5 inch pigment print "The Devil Got Me" has been matted and framed.

From the publisher:

Obsessions, fantasies, and compulsions, this 258-page journey through the sexual psyche of artist Robert Crumb is a sensation of erotic illustration. These comic strips and single-page drawings were produced between 1980 and 2006 and traverse Crumb's fevered fixations on oversized women subdued by scrawny, neurotic artists. Incredibly personal and devastatingly revealing, this Limited Edition features complete stories including My Troubles With Women, If I Were a King, A Bitchin' Bod, and How To Have Fun With a Strong Girl.

Now Crumb has selected his most intimately revealing comic strips and single page drawings to create a 258-page encyclopedic trip through his sexual psyche. All images were created between 1980 and 2006, and all strips are hand-colored for a lush vibrancy never seen in his comic books. In total the book features 14 complete stories, including My Troubles With Women, If I Were a King, A Bitchin' Bod, and How To Have Fun With a Strong Girl, as well as 60 single-page drawings.

The artist admits it's a little scary to see his most fevered obsessions collected end to end like this, but fans will find Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions a fascinating peek inside an often tortured, always brilliantly talented mind, as well as an unparalleled collector's item.

This signed limited edition of 1,000 copies is a work of art in itself, with every part of the book--front and back covers, spine, and introductory pages--created for this project by Robert Crumb. Each book also comes with a pigment print by Mr. Crumb.

The artist:

Robert Crumb first found fame with Zap comics in 1968. Subsequent comics include Snatch, Big Ass, Despair, Weirdo and Hup. He starred in the Oscar nominated 1994 film Crumb, and has produced many books, including TASCHEN's Sex Obsessions.

The editor:

Dian Hanson produced a variety of men's magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN's Sexy Book Editor. Her titles include the "body part" series, The Art of Pin-up, Psychedelic Sex, and Ren Hang.


Robert Crumb

Condition & Attributes

One corner lightly rubbed otherwise Fine in Fine slipcase
#714 of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist, with a matching signed & numbered pigment print



Publishing Information

Koln, Germany

Physical Description

11 inches
8.25 inches
258 pages
color and black & white illustrations
cloth spine, pictorial boards