‘I was a wimpy, nerdy nothing’ (Robert Crumb in gesprek met Robert Hughes)
CRUMB: I could easily have killed myself. I was so depressed. But now I’m better. Fame helped. Getting recognition helped.
HUGHES: It’s what the great Dr. Sigmund (I think) said, that great artists are compelled by three principal motives: fame, money and the acquisition of beautiful lovers.
CRUMB: Acquisition of beautiful lovers I would put at the top myself. I could do without the fame and even the money I don’t really give a shit about. But I couldn’t live without the beautiful lovers.
HUGHES: I’ve found that the artists who say they could do without the fame and without the money are fairly famous and doing quite well.
CRUMB: I’m sure that’s true. But the trick is you can’t get the beautiful lovers unless you get the fame if you’re a guy like me. I just didn’t have what it takes. I was a wimpy, nerdy nothing.
Tekenaar Robert Crumb in gesprek met kunstcriticus Robert Hughes. Vergis ik me, of lijkt de slang die Eva verleidt op Crumb? Of is dat te ver gezocht? Hoe dan ook, dit najaar verschijnt Crumbs bewerking van Genesis.