If there were a battle of the vessels, the pot or bowl might be a classic, heavyweight victor. But it'd be the cup – the vessel we hold in our hands, against which we press our lips – that'd be found the most intimate. Drawing attention to the "often-overlooked art of handmade cups" is part of what inspired KEIKO Gallery's annual cup show, which opens tomorrow and runs until December 2.
The cult illustrator Robert Crumb–“R. Crumb,” as he signs his work–holds a special place in the hearts of baby boomers. What ’60s kid didn’t gaze in awe at his cover art for Big Brother and the Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills album (marveling every time at Janis Joplin’s cleavage), paste a “Keep on Truckin” sticker on a school notebook, or delight in the idea of a naughty comic strip starring a feline rake named Fritz the Cat?