Heritage Auctions verkauft Robert Crumbs ikonisches Stoner-Comic das als Poster bei bekifften Hippies rumhing. Die Original-Zeichnung steht derzeit bei nur 65000 Dollar, nicht schlecht für ein bisschen hingemaltes Hirngulasch auf Dope.
Robert Crumb’s “Stoned Agin!” is a cultural icon. It represents Crumb at the height of his popularity and artistic powers, featuring a jaw-dropping display of his trademark, impeccably inked hatching. This is a mesmerizing image that people will immediately recognize even if they have not heard the name R. Crumb – in fact, as an incredibly popular poster, this classic, hippy-era defining artwork is one of the most recognizable images to ever appear in one of our auctions! […]
For years, the location of the original artwork for “Stoned Agin!” has been speculated on and wondered about by dedicated collectors from all over the globe. For advanced Crumb collectors, this piece of art has always been the “holy grail!” Well, now the search is finally over. Here’s the story: In 1970, the consignor of this piece had moved from Nebraska to Northern California, and through friendships with a number of underground cartoonists had met the Zap Comix gang – including Crumb. The artwork was acquired directly from Crumb right around the time of its initial publication in 1971, in a trade for some rare old blues 78s (which the artist has feverishly collected since his teens). The art has remained hidden away in this collection since that time, shown only to friends and never before offered on the market.