Drawn Together | David Zwirner

Aline Kominsky-Crumb & Robert Crumb

Drawn Together

Already successful comic artists in the San Francisco underground scene, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb met at a party in 1971. The attraction was immediate—Aline looked like a character Robert drew called Honeybunch Kaminski. Soon, they began drawing strips together. Their first joint comics recount their lives with acute honesty. When their best friend Terry Zwigoff saw them, he said, "This is the most embarrassing thing I've ever read!" The couple published them as Aline and Bob's Dirty Laundry Comics in 1974.

Drawn Together is a vivid account of their work both in collaboration and as individual artists, featuring portraits and self-portraits, magazine covers, sketches, and bawdy characters, all executed with extraordinary humor and generosity. Also featured is the ongoing Aline & Bob strip started in 1974 that follows them from Bay Area bohemia to southern France, where they nickname their home "Crumbland."

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Dates
January 12February 18, 2017
Artist
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb
A stop-motion animated gif of Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb kissing at the opening of their exhibition.

A version of this exhibition was shown at the Cartoonmuseum Basel in 2016, accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

 

Left: Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb at the opening of the exhibition. GIF by Jason Schmidt

A drawing by R. Crumb titled, The Complete Dirty Laundry Comics, dated 1992.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

The Complete Dirty Laundry Comics, 1992
Ink and correction fluid on paper
17 x 14 inches (43 x 35.5 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, Hannelore's Back, dated 1999.

R. Crumb

Hannelore's Back, 1999
Ink and correction fluid on paper
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, Krumb and Kominsky in Their Cute Li'l Life Together, dated 1975–1977.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Krumb and Kominsky in Their Cute Li'l Life Together, 1975-1977
Ink, correction fluid, and collage on paper
13 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches (34.9 x 27.6 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Aline & Bob in Should Oddball Types Have Kids?, dated 2011.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Aline & Bob in Should Oddball Types Have Kids?, 2011
Ink and correction fluid on paper
16 x 11 3/4 inches (40.6 x 29.8 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Aline & Bob in 50 Shades of Crumb, dated 2012.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Aline & Bob in 50 Shades of Crumb, 2012
Ink on paper
16 x 11 1/2 inches (40.6 x 29.2 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, R. Crumb Himself, dated 2007.

R. Crumb

R. Crumb Himself, 2007
Ink on paper
5 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches (14.5 x 11 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, Self-Loathing Comics #1: A Day in the Life, dated 1994.

R. Crumb

Self-Loathing Comics #1: A Day in the Life, 1994
Ink and correction fluid on paper
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, Untitled (Devil Girl splits), dated 1993.

R. Crumb

Untitled (Devil Girl splits), 1993
Ink, graphite, and correction fluid on paper
8 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches (21.0 x 30.2 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb titled, A Day in The Life of Aline-Kominsky Crumb, dated 1994.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb

A Day in The Life of Aline-Kominsky Crumb, 1994
Ink and correction fluid on paper
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Self-Loathing Comics No. 2, dated 1997.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Self-Loathing Comics No. 2, 1997
Ink and collage on paper
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Aline & Bob in Botox Enlightenment, dated 2012.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Aline & Bob in Botox Enlightenment, 2012
Ink and correction fluid on paper
16 x 11 5/8 inches (40.6 x 29.5 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Aline & Bob in Free Botox, dated 2012.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Aline & Bob in Free Botox, 2012
Ink on paper
16 x 11 5/8 inches (40.6 x 29.5 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Aline 'n' Bob 'n' Sophie in Euro-Dirty Laundry: "Merci au Revoir", dated 1992.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Aline 'n' Bob 'n' Sophie in Euro-Dirty Laundry: ""Merci au Revoir"", 1992
Ink, correction fluid, and collage on paper
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, Illustration for Jugheads, dated 2013.

R. Crumb

Illustration for Jugheads, 2013
Watercolor on paper
Framed: 17 x 14 1/2 inches (43.2 x 36.8 cm) Paper: 10 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches (26.4 x 20 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb titled, Goldie in Fanatic Female Frustration, dated 1975.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Goldie in Fanatic Female Frustration, 1975
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/4 inches (27.9 x 21 cm)
A drawing by R. Crumb titled, Bigfoot Couple, dated 2000.

R. Crumb

Bigfoot Couple, 2000
Watercolor on paper
17 3/4 x 14 inches (45 x 35.5 cm)
A drawing by Aline Kominsky Crumb and R. Crumb titled, Aline & Bob in Troubles with Money, dated 2016.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Crumb

Aline & Bob in Troubles with Money, 2016
Ink, colored pencil, and correction fluid on paper
16 1/8 x 11 5/8 inches (41.1 x 29.5 cm)

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