Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crème de la Crumb

When you consider whether something is a work of art based on an auction value, you can get a mixed message. For instance, Heritage Auctions has sold some pages and covers by R. Crumb for very attractive prices. These three pieces are in Heritage's current archival listings, along with the prices realized at auction:

Big Ass Comics #2 page - $35,850


Motor City Comics #1 cover - $56,762.50


Mr Natural #1 page - $21,510


All of them are out of my price range, but seem like fair prices in today's market. So I'm surprised that the 15-page "Fritz The Cat Superstar," from 1972, complete and intact, has been listed as unsold since 2002. All of these--and a couple more--are available at the Heritage Auctions web site.

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