Sauve qui peut ! (Run for Your Life)
Sauve qui peut ! (Run for Your Life) is a new zine designed by R. Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and Sophie Crumb on occasion of the 2022 exhibition at David Zwirner in Paris. The zine features details from individual and collaborative works featured in the show, which expand on the Crumb family’s collective interest in graphic and comic portrayals.
Limited edition of 750 copies.
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Artists: R. Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Sophie Crumb
Publication Date: 2022
Dimensions: 8 × 10.75 in | 20.3 × 27.3 cm
Reproductions: illustrated throughout
Born in Philadelphia in 1943, R. Crumb has used the popular medium of the comic book to address the absurdity of social conventions, political disillusionment, irony, racial and gender stereotypes, sexual fantasies, and fetishes. Inspired by Thomas Nast, Honoré Daumier, T.S. Sullivant, and James Gillray, amongst others, his drawings offer a satirical critique of modern consumer culture and seem to possess an outsider’s perspective—a self-conscious stance, which Crumb often relates to his personal life.
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Since 1971, Aline Kominsky-Crumb has been a pioneering figure in the world of comics. Born Aline Goldsmith in Long Island, New York in 1948, Kominsky-Crumb earned her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1971. Kominsky-Crumb was one of the first contributors to the all-female anthology Wimmen’s Comix in 1971, founded the seminal comics series Twisted Sisters with Diane Noonin in 1976, and, during the 1980s, served as editor for the influential alternative comics anthology Weirdo, to which she also contributed throughout its run. A collection of work from throughout her career was published in 2007 as Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir by M Q Publications.
Born in 1981 in Woodland, California, Sophie Crumb began drawing and making cartoons and illustrations at the age of two. As a young girl, Crumb was an avid reader of comics and contributed some of her childhood illustrations to her parents’ well-known series Weirdo and Dirty Laundry Comics. In 2002, Fantagraphics Books published Belly Button Comix, Crumb’s autobiographical comic detailing living in Paris in her early twenties. Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist, a publication featuring over three hundred of her drawings, which tracks her development as an artist from her youth through her late twenties, was published in 2010. She has had solo exhibitions at DCKT Contemporary, New York (2014, with Kominsky-Crumb; 2010), and her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie, Sérignan, France (2022), and BravinLee Programs, New York (2016).