Perhaps no other artist besides George Grosz so vividly, viscerally, sensitively channeled the past century. Who else could compete? In fact, Crumb's drawing has few rivals in art history. Toulouse-Lautrec? Rembrandt? Dürer? It sounds crazy to put him in such company. But he's got mad skills. And remember, Toulouse-Lautrec haunted nightclubs and brothels. Rembrandt is cherished for frank, earthy reflections on society that include etchings of people "making water" and "a monk making love to a woman." Dürer envisioned all sorts of flights of fancy. Rembrandt and Dürer explored faith; Crumb, with the help of some psychedelics, opens the doors of perception to the infinite. Same difference.
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