Monday, December 30, 2013

Too Hot for Facebook: R. Crumb & Bill Ward

I posted a few days ago on Facebook and Twitter that we recently acquired a second Robert Crumb drawing for consignment sale. I was able to tweet the image, but hesitated to post it to Facebook, knowing that their draconian guidelines could result in an account suspension.

Many of our Facebook friends requested that I blog post it, so here it is:

Robert Crumb
"I Wouldn't Kick Her Out of Bed"
7 x 10.25"
Ballpoint on paper placemat
Feb. 1985
Inquire for price

Robert Crumb is the undisputed king of the underground comix artists, and drawings like this are generally auction pieces. The last piece we had sold for five figures within days of posting it, and this one is priced far below that range, so don't hesitate to get in contact.

We also have a few pieces that I added to the Black Friday page that didn't quite make it in time for that re-sale event. There are some Joe Coleman drawings, and some great Bill Ward, Robert Williams and Basil Wolverton art, as well.

Speaking of Bill Ward, here's an awesome Bettie Page color drawing from 1985. It comes with a hand-written letter that explains the unusual provenance–basically that this was done as a gift for the reclusive Miss Page and was eventually printed in World of Ward and the Bettie Page 3D Special.

Bill Ward
"Bettie Page: Martini and a Lariat"
11 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.
Gouache on paper

Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy for more info:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bruce Eichelberger In Hi-Fructose & Hey! Magazine

Hi-Fructose Magazine recently caught up with Bruce Eichelberger in his studio to talk about his current exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Babel.

You can access the complete article here.

Bruce is also profiled in the latest issue of the French magazine of art of pop-culture, Hey!
Bruce is currently exhibiting alongside Krystopher Sapp in Gallery I, with Juan Muniz and Jennifer Jelenski filling Gallery II. All pieces purchased this month are available for early holiday pick-up.

Monday, December 9, 2013

December to Dismember!

  Last night's Elizabeth McGrath Pop-up Shop and Release Party for her brand new Incurable Disorder book was INSANE! We had Zombie Santas and Zombie Elves, multiple original art pieces from the incredible Liz McGrath, and a signature line that lasted all night.

Attendees were season greeted with free prints and buttons, and there was a limited supply of extreme X-Mas ornaments, gobbled up by ravenous collectors within minutes of the event's opening.

Mike Odd (from Rosemary's Billygoat) and Dookie Flyswatter (from Haunted Garage) were in character all night as crachety (undead) Kris Kringles–posing with kids all night to produce holiday memories that doubtless require years of therapy.

Winter Rosebudd and a rainbow coalition of undead elves handed out refreshments by Messy Monsters all evening, and Clint Catalyst closed the evening's festivities with a live reading of the poem he contributed to Incurable Disorder.

Liz got her start here almost two decades ago, and she remains one of our favorite guests!
More pics below, courtesy of Sean Hathwell, Wendy Sherman and our gallery director Matt Kennedy.

A Zombie Elf!

Zombie Santas Dookie Flyswatter & Mike Odd
Incurable Disorder -available now!