DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present SOPHIE CRUMB’s debut solo exhibition. This exhibition coincides with the release of the monograph Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist, edited by her parents R. Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb and published by W. W. Norton. A talk with R. Crumb is scheduled for 7pm on Monday, November 1 at Barnes & Noble – Union Square.

CRUMB’s drawings are expressionistic, unforgiving and starkly revelatory. CRUMB mines her emotions to create works based on her current experiences but always with an eye on her unique and eccentric past. Her drawings and prints often depict events culled from her life in a small town in rural France, as well as periods of time in New York and Berkeley.

Other CRUMB drawings critique the way the media churns through people and products for the next big story, or flash in the pan. Images of models, starlets and socialites are rendered in harsh colors. Sunglass models no longer have perfect, airbrushed skin but are covered in the lines of the artist’s hand. Starlet meltdowns are exposed with a tinge of sadness directed toward the media-addicted public that demands scandal.

Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist explores the development of an artist from her earliest beginnings to the present. CRUMB has peppered the book with commentary explaining the circumstances of her life at the time the drawings were made. CRUMB discusses the challenges of growing up the daughter of two celebrated artists and the pressure to find her own voice.

CRUMB has been included in group shows at DCKT Contemporary, Paul Morris Gallery and other galleries. She has been published in Vogue, V, Nylon, Vice and numerous other magazines. She has also collaborated with R. Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb on Dirty Laundry Comics and produced her own series, Belly Button Comix. CRUMB lives in the south of France with her husband and their son Eli.

The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 195 Bowery (at Spring Street).
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; Saturday, noon – 6pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm.


The L Magazine

New York Times Magazine, November 2010

Papermag, November 2010

NPR, November 2010

Sophie Crumb

November 4 - December 30, 2010
Opens November 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Sophie Manson

Sophie Crumb, Sophie Manson, 2010

Sunglasses 2

Sophie Crumb, Sunglasses 2, 2010

Snooki Gets Booky

Sophie Crumb, Snooki Gets Booky, 2010

Sunglasses 1

Sophie Crumb, Sunglasses 1, 2010

La Vraie Vie Des People

Sophie Crumb, La Vraie Vie Des People, 2010

Sunglasses 4

Sophie Crumb, Sunglasses 4, 2010

Blindsay Blohan

Sophie Crumb, Blindsay Blohan, 2010

Sunglasses 3

Sophie Crumb, Sunglasses 3, 2010


Sophie Crumb, Britney, 2007

Sunglasses 5

Sophie Crumb, Sunglasses 5, 2010

Viva La Liberte

Sophie Crumb, Viva La Liberte, 2010

The Situation

Sophie Crumb, The Situation, 2010

Lust Ain't Just

Sophie Crumb, Lust Ain't Just, 2007

We Will Obey Him

Sophie Crumb, We Will Obey Him, 2010

You Filthy Snatch

Sophie Crumb, You Filthy Snatch, 2008

Untitled (pointing girl)

Sophie Crumb, Untitled (pointing girl), 2007

Untitled (nude with chair)

Sophie Crumb, Untitled (nude with chair), 2006

Untitled (masked lady)

Sophie Crumb, Untitled (masked lady), c. 2003 (printed 2006)

Mermaid Bride

Sophie Crumb, Mermaid Bride, 2002

Tit n' Gun

Sophie Crumb, Tit n' Gun, 2008


Sophie Crumb, Milkshake, 2009

Vogue Shit

Sophie Crumb, Vogue Shit, 2010

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