R. CRUMB IN TIMES SQUARE 2011 fine art print / special edition of 10 / (SOLD OUT)


This portrait by Drew Friedman of cartoonist, blues collector, expatriate curmudgeon Robert Crumb appeared in Vanity Fair Daily in April 2011.

The work and an accompanying essay were commissioned to celebrate the March 25 opening of a Crumb retrospective, with the legendary artist in attendance, at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.

After receiving inquiries about the availability of fine art prints of this affectionate portrait, we decided to produce a very limited edition of ten (10) artist-signed prints offered privately to frequent customers of our catalog. Any unsold prints after the private launch will be offered to the public at our discretion.

These prints are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the run sells out, it will not be offered in any other fine art print format.

Drew Friedman considers Crumb his favorite artist, and he attended the gallery opening to be reunited with his longtime friend. About the encounter, Friedman wrote: "It was enough to inspire me to draw the now 67-year-old Crumb walking through a modern, glitzy Times Square—a fish out of water. Some things never change."

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Orders for multiple prints in any combination will be charged just the single-print flat shipping rate at checkout.
to order by personal check or MO.

  • U.S. DOMESTIC via UPS with tracking & insurance: Ground: $30
  • HAWAII & ALASKA via USPS Priority mail with insurance & delivery confirmation: $30
  • CANADA via USPS Express Mail International with tracking & insurance: $45
  • INTERNATIONAL via USPS Express Mail International with tracking & delivery confirmation: $50
Only ten (10) prints of R CRUMB IN TIMES SQUARE were produced for this edition. Each print is signed in the lower right by the artist, hand-titled in the center, and numbered in the lower left (all beneath the image). We are now offering the unframed prints for $175 each (plus shipping and handling). Unsold prints will be offered to the public.

The image area is 16" high x 11" wide centered on an untrimmed 13" x 19" sheet. Paper, ink, and production specifications, as well as shipping details, are available on our PRINT SPECS page.