So we're both very pleased to present the latest Crumb etching edition of 40 prints. It's of the blues busker Blind Arvella Gray. I don't think he was a well-known or famous blues player, although if you Google him some clips do appear. Rather, it's the image itself, and how well Crumb has captured a sunny day in America in the mid-60's.
There are 40 prints in the edition, with an additional 8 Artist's proofs and 3 printer proofs. The paper size is 12" x 13". The embossed area is 8.75" x 8.25". The image size is 8" x 7". None of the prints were customized with a special Crumb nick-name. Each print comes with our guarantee for your complete satisfaction. Release date is Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.
An interesting side note: the store in the background (Radio-TV-Records Mart) had a backroom where Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Jimmy Young all recorded their first demos in Chicago. This according to a web page dedicated to the memory of the store owner, Bernard Abrams.