The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis
Seminal comic artist R. Crumb has spent the last five years on this literal adaptation of the first book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis, bringing his signature zaftig women, mischievous animals and geeky men to the holiest of books. This highly-anticipated exhibition will be comprised of 207 individual black-and-white drawings incorporating every word from all fifty chapters, with no alterations, as well as an introduction and a map of the world of Abraham. A book featuring the complete set of drawings, with a handwritten introduction by the artist, will be published by W.W. Norton in late October 2009.
This selection of works, which has taken R. Crumb the last 5 years to produce will be on display at Hammer Museum in LA from October 24th through to February 7th, 2010.
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