Curated by Todd Hignite
July 11- August 16, 2009
Opening Reception: July 11, 7-10pm.
*Admission is free
On July 11th the Grand Central Art Center will become the only Southern California venue to exhibit the Yerba Buena’s Center for the Arts traveling exhibition, R.Crumb’s Underground. Curated by writer Todd Hignite, founder of Comic Art Magazine, the R. Crumb’s Underground salutes local San Francisco treasure and comic genius Robert Crumb with an eclectic exhibit of early work, collaborations old and new, and the world premiere of his “spool” drawings. Beginning his artistic career in the 1960s, illustrator Robert Crumb is universally acknowledged as the founder of the underground comic scene. Crumb gained cult popularity for pioneering Zap Comix and creating unique characters such as “Fritz the Cat” and “Mr. Natural”. In 1994, he propelled to stardom with the Terry Zwigoff video documentary, Crumb. Extending far beyond comics, the YBCA traveling exhibit demonstrates how his work has grown in philosophical complexity, and highlights his collaborative artwork, including recent work produced with wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
CSUF Grand Central Art Central
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Parking in lot at 3rd and Sycamore