Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Bible Illuminated

In 2006 the Hammer Museum elevated the world of cartooning with their exhibition, Masters of American Comics, which featured 15 of the most influential artists working in the medium. Included in the roster was Robert Crumb, whose work ranged from greeting cards, the explicit Fritz the Cat, Weirdo Magazine, and collaborations with Charles Bukowski and Harvey Pekar.

The Bible Illuminated, an exhibition of R. Crumb's adaptation of the first book of the Old Testament is currently on view at the museum. Incorporating the entire text of The Book of Genesis with 207 black and white drawings, Crumb's ambitious project will reach a unique audience, perhaps many that have never read the Good Book before. You can purchase The Book of Genesis, published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., here.

The exhibition ends February 7, 2010.

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