Maxon Crumb art
New Maxon PaintingFinished just this fall, 2012, Word•Play is pleased to present The Novitiate Inquires by Maxon Crumb.
After years of painting only in oils, Maxon has stretched out his hand again to painting in acrylics, a medium that can bring even more brilliance to his palate and add to his ongoing explorations in color, design and content.
Maxon's seminal drawings in pencil and ball point pen show his artistry awakening in bursts of sexual expression, gentle satire, and abstract formulation. Unlike works from formally trained artists, these images come from deep within Maxon and will never be repeated. They are the foundation of an ever-searching creative process that continues to energize him daily.
Copies of Maxon Crumb: The Monograph are still available. This full color book is not only a 30-year record of Maxon's art, but a highly collectible artifact, as well, because of its very limited print run.
Maxon Crumb blog
– the man gets up this morning. he’s half asleep. his hair is bed ragged and standing up. such as this, he seeks his work easel. a painting there on is the “god a’mighty endeavor in progress”. when being over whelmed by the trilogy: self loathing, despair, inadequacy, a hand out of heaven serves him [...]
Spain Rodriguez (1940-2012)
This is an example of the unique drawings made by Spain Rodriguez for the lettered editions of Sherlock Holmes' Strangest Cases.