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Glaubitz, Nicola: "Coyote in the land of culture industry. Robert Crumb and popular cultural memory." In: Ladina Bezzola Lambert und Andrea Ochsner (Hrsg.): Moment to Monument. The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009, S. 197–208. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Glaubitz2009
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Keywords: Autorschaft, Crumb. Robert, Memoria, Museum, Populärkultur, Underground Comics, USA
Creators: Bezzola Lambert, Glaubitz, Ochsner
Publisher: Transcript (Bielefeld)
Collection: Moment to Monument. The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance
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Abstract
Robert Crumb’s comics were an active force in the alternative comics scene in the 1960s but have become collector’s items and works presented in galleries and renowned museums, too. Does this amount to a musealisation of 1960s counterculture by the art world? This essay sketches a theoretical perspective on the fragile status of cultural memory in the context of mass culture in order to outline Crumb’s experimentation with different self-stylizations as an artist. The paper argues that Crumb refuses to conform to any one notion of ‘the artist’ and occupies a fragile position at the intersection of entertainment, subculture, and high art. What is more, Crumb documented (or ‘mockumented’) his own sustained efforts to negotiate his aspirations to fame, financial interests, and the preservation of personal and artistic integrity in comic strips, anecdotal cartoons and sketchbooks.
  
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