Robert Crumb/Hans Ulrich Obrist

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Robert Crumb/Hans Ulrich Obrist

By Robert Crumb; Hans Ulrich Obrist

Walther Konig, Cologne, Paperback, 9783883759487, 47pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2007

This out-of-sequence first volume in Hans Ulrich Obrist's "Conversation Series" is devoted to the influential cult comics artist, Robert Crumb-creator of "Fritz the Cat, Zap Comics" and "Mr. Natural," among many other iconic underground mainstays. Both Obrist and Crumb are great conversationalists, and here they make a great match:
Obrist: Could you tell me a little bit about how you feel about America and world politics right now?
Crumb: Well, when I was young I really believed in the revolution. I don't really believe in revolution any more; I'm too old now. I think that any violent over-turning of a government or society causes a reaction that is bad or worse than the thing that they were revolting against to begin with... In the early 1970s I believed in that whole thing. I had basically left-wing sympathies but, I don't know, as someone said about communism: great idea, wrong species!

About the Author
Robert Crumb first found fame with Zap comics in 1968. Subsequent comics include Snatch, Big Ass, Despair, Weirdo and Hup. He starred in the Oscar nominated 1994 film Crumb, and has produced many books, including TASCHEN s Sex Obsessions, 2007.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is an art critic and Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London.