R. Crumb's orginal art sells for over $100,000 at auction


The original art for the over of Robert Crumb's Mr. Natural #1 sold at auction last month for $101,575, "making it the first Crumb original – and the first underground original from any artist – ever to break the $100K barrier."

"Top-shelf underground art, by such outstanding artists as Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Larry Welz, Spain Rodriquez, and S. Clay Wilson, is undoubtedly on a growth track in the hobby right now," [Ed Jaster, Vice-President for Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries] said. "Now that Crumb has set the new standard, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see other artists reach this lofty pinnacle within a few years. It's clear that our clients have both the desire and the resources necessary to make this happen."