ALINE KOMINSKY CRUMB

NEED MORE LOVE

"Need More Love," 2006: Mixed media on board: 21" x 17"

DRAWINGS & OTHER WORKS
1971-2006

FEBRUARY 15 - MARCH 17, 2007


Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition of Aline Kominsky Crumb: Need More Love, Drawings & Other Works 1971-2006. The exhibition coincides with the release of Aline Kominsky Crumb’s graphic memoir Need More Love - a book replete with comic pages, text and photographs recounting the artist’s colorful career and life experiences. Many drawings from the book will be included in the exhibition. This will be Aline Kominsky Crumb’s first New York solo exhibition and the artist will be present at the opening to launch and sign copies of her new book.


Since 1971, Crumb has been one of the seminal figures in American comics. She was one of the first contributors to the groundbreaking Wommen’s Comix, and,with Diane Noomin, founded the underground classic comic Twisted Sisters in 1976. She was one of the first artists to do autobiographical comics and develop the graphic novel form.

One of the comic drawings included in the exhibition is the three page story Nose Job, 1989, a typically densely packed and tightly rendered drawing that is filled with the artist’s painfully humorous, self deprecating observations about the advantages a nose job might bring to a teenager growing up “Jewish” on Long Island in the mid 1960’s. As Crumb says “Just think... I could‘ve ended up looking like Marlo Thomas instead of Danny, if only I’d had a nose job,”

Aline Kominsky Crumb has also been a longtime collaborator with her husband, famed cartoonist, Robert Crumb, on such comic classics as Dirty Laundry Comics, Weirdo magazine, where Ms. Crumb was also an editor, Self Loathing Comics, and their joint work for several years for The New Yorker. Some of these collaborative works will be included in the exhibition, and Ms. Crumb will be interviewed by R. Crumb at the New York Public Library on Valentines Day, February 14.

Aline Kominsky Crumb’s work has been included in exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Lyon Biennale, Spruth Magers Projekte, Munich, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CA., and The Jewish Museum in New York, among others.

The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-5:30 P.M. For additional information please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338.

 

“Need More Love,” 2006
Mixed media on board
21” x 17”

Untitled, 2007
Collaboration with Robert Crumb
Digital pigment print
15 1/2” x 20 1/2”

“Heeb,” 2006, cover
Collaboration with Robert Crumb
Ink and watercolor on paper
11 7/8” x 9 1/4”

“Heeb,” 2006, cover
Collaboration with Robert Crumb
Ink and watercolor on paper
13 3/8” x 11 1/4”

“Hard Work and No Fun,” 1973, page 1 of 4
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Hard Work and No Fun,” 1973, page 4 of 4
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 

“Blabette Gets an Afro,” 1976
Ink on scratchboard
11” x 14”

 

 

“Hey Dig It Man,” page 1, 1979
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”

“Hey Dig It Man,” page 2, 1979
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”

“Power Pak Comics,” 1979
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 

“The Evolution of Hotsy Bloato,” 1981, 1 of 3 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“The Evolution of Hotsy Bloato,” 1981, 2 of 3 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“The Evolution of Hotsy Bloato,” 1981, 3of 3 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 

“Mr. Bunch Takes a Sabbatical,” 1981, 1 of 2 pages
Ink on scratchboard
11 3/4” x 9 7/8”

“Mr. Bunch Takes a Sabbatical,” 1981, 2 of 2 pages
Ink on scratchboard
11 3/4” x 9 7/8”

 

“The Bunch Her Baby & Grammaw Blabette,” 1982, 1 of 2 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“The Bunch Her Baby & Grammaw Blabette,” 1982, 2 of 2 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 

“Merci Areewahr Ameriker,” 1 of 4 pages
Ink on board
14” x 11”

“Merci Areewahr Ameriker,” 2 of 4 pages
Ink on board
14” x 11”

“Merci Areewahr Ameriker,” 3 of 4 pages
Ink on board
14” x 11”

“Merci Areewahr Ameriker,” 4 of 4 pages
Ink on board
14” x 11”

 

 

“Moo Goo Gai Pan,” 1 of 4 pages
Ink on board
13” x 11”

“Moo Goo Gai Pan,” 2 of 4 pages
Ink on board
13” x 11”

“Moo Goo Gai Pan,” 3of 4 pages
Ink on board
13” x 11”

“Moo Goo Gai Pan,” 4 of 4 pages
Ink on board
13” x 11”

 

“Ask Dr. Bunch,” 1988, 1 of 6 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Ask Dr. Bunch,” 1988, 2 of 6 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Ask Dr. Bunch,” 1988, 3 of 6 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Ask Dr. Bunch,” 1988, 4 of 6 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Ask Dr. Bunch,” 1988, 5 of 6 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Ask Dr. Bunch,” 1988, 6 of 6 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 

“I Woke Up One Day With Or I Dreamed That... I Had a Hole in My Soul!” 1988
Ink on paper
11” x 15 1/2”

 

“Le Bunché du Paree Turns 40,” 1988, 1 of 5 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Le Bunché du Paree Turns 40,” 1988, 2 of 5 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Le Bunché du Paree Turns 40,” 1988, 3 of 5 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Le Bunché du Paree Turns 40,” 1988, 4 of 5 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Le Bunché du Paree Turns 40,” 1988, 5 of 5 pages
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 


“Sex Crazed Housewife,” 1 of 4 pages
Ink on scratchboard
15” x 12”

“Sex Crazed Housewife,” 2 of 4 pages
Ink on scratchboard
15” x 12”

“Sex Crazed Housewife,” 3 of 4 pages
Ink on scratchboard
15” x 12”

“Sex Crazed Housewife,” 4 of 4 pages
Ink on scratchboard
15” x 12”

 

“Deep Thoughts,” 1of 4 pages
Ink and collage on paper
14” x 11”

“Deep Thoughts,” 2 of 4 pages
Ink and collage on paper
14” x 11”

“Deep Thoughts,” 3of 4 pages
Ink and collage on paper
14” x 11”

“Deep Thoughts,” 4 of 4 pages
Ink and collage on paper
14” x 11”

 


“Nose Job,” page 1, 1989
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”


“Nose Job,” page 2, 1989
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”


“Nose Job,” page 3, 1989
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”

 

“I Remember Peggy,” page 1, 1990
Ink on bristol board
15” x 12”

“I Remember Peggy,” page 2, 1990
Ink on bristol board
15” x 12”

 

“Dear Dr. Dean Edell,” page 1 of 3, 1991
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”

“Dear Dr. Dean Edell,” page 2 of 3, 1991
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”

“Dear Dr. Dean Edell,” page 3 of 3, 1991
Ink on bristol board
14” x 11”

 

“Blabette Takes Yet Another Vacation,” 1991
Ink and watercolor on board
16 3/8” x 12”

 

“Self Portrait,” 1991
Ink on scratchboard
6” x 6”

 

“The Complete Dirty Laundry Comics,” 1992, title page
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

 

“Self-Loathing Comics,” cover
Ink on paper
17” x 14”

 

“Fete du Gras Bruleé,”
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

“Not In Provence,” 1993
Ink on scratchboard
8 5/8” x 11 3/4”

 

"Fashion Week in New York, " 2003, 1 of 3 pages
Collaboration with Robert Crumb
Ink on paper
14" x 11 1/8"

"Fashion Week in New York, " 2003, 2of 3 pages
Collaboration with Robert Crumb
Ink on paper
14" x 11 1/8"

"Fashion Week in New York, " 2003, 3of 3 pages
Collaboration with Robert Crumb
Inkt on paper
14" x 11 1/8"

 

“Could It Be the End of the Line?” 2005, 1 of 2 pages
Collaboration with Sophie Crumb
Ink on paper
12” x 9”

“Could It Be the End of the Line?” 2005, 2 of 2 pages
Collaboration with Sophie Crumb
Ink on paper
12” x 9”


“Frida,” 2006
Mixed media on illustration board
8 7/8” x 6 7/8”

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