Crumb Retrospective in Paris

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His LSD-inspired heroes, rampant sex and frontal assaults on political correctness made comic artist Robert Crumb an icon of US counter-culture, but why on earth, he wonders, put his work on show in a museum? Crumb's cult universe, from hippy-era characters like "Fritz the Cat" to his cartoon take on the Bible, is on show -- uncensored -- until August at Paris' Museum of Modern Art, hosting the largest-ever retrospective of his work. Many of the 600 works on display are original drawings shown for the first time, loaned by a handful of private collectors in Europe and the United States. Crumb: De l’Underground à la Genèse will be on view at the Paris Museum of Modern Art until August 19, 2012.