Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored

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Artist, stage designer, political cartoonist, and satirist, Gerald Scarfe has given us some of the most famous and controversial images of the 20th century. During a prolific career that spans more than four decades, he has worked with an eclectic mix of English and American icons: from Pink Floyd to Disney, Private Eye to Time, The Sunday Times to The New Yorker. This, the first collected volume of his work in more than 20 years, showcases the works that have established him as one of our foremost cultural commentators. From the whiplash satire of his political cartoons to his harrowing portraits of the Vietnam War, and from his spectacular set designs to his many contributions to films, this spectacular visual memoir offers an astute and irreverent view of the personalities and events that have shaped modern times.

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About the Author:

Gerald Scarfe was born and lives in London. His incredible career spans newspapers, satirical and political publications, television, film, theatre and opera. He has worked for the SUNDAY TIMES for 38 years and the NEW YORKER for 12 years.

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British satirist Scarfe is a master of the caricaturist's art of breaking down a subject's physical elements and rebuilding them in a stylized manner to portray the subject with a slant. Chronicling his long and storied career, this volume confirms that no person or subject, from 1960s icons like the Beatles right up through Eminem and George W. Bush, is off limits to Scarfe's shockingly revealing distortions. Grotesquely exaggerated (especially when depicting the sex organs), Scarfe's drawing style at first brings to mind the tripped-out work of Ralph Steadman, but Scarfe's keen eye for detail, his fidelity to each subject and his unique sense of overcrowded space set him distinctly apart. Scarfe follows a chronological path through his varied involvement in the political realm, stage production, film and rock and roll (most notably in collaboration with Pink Floyd on The Wall), working both on paper and in papier-mâché. Short critical texts, newspaper clippings and contemporary ephemera round out Scarfe's personae, and his running commentary provides insight into specific drawings and events. This much-deserved retrospective presents a panoramic view of the career of a popular artist who has helped shape how we see an overwhelming and often unkind age. (May 15)
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Descrizione libro Time Warner Book, UK, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Scarfe, Gerald (illustratore). First Edition, First Impression. An excellent copy of an amazing collactable - signed by the genius himself to the title page. Please visit my on-line store at Analectabooks! This is an extremely heavy oversized book, 352 pages of drawings covering 45 years of his work. This is a truly exceptional collection of drawings from one of our most revered cultural commentators. Gerald Scarfe began his career in the 60s working for PUNCH and PRIVATE EYE before taking a job as a political cartoonist for the DAILY MAIL. He then worked for TIME Magazine in New York before starting his long association with the SUNDAY TIMES that still exists today in the form of his weekly drawings. His varied career has seen him work with Pink Floyd (The Wall, Wish You Were Here), Roger Waters and Eric Clapton (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking), Disney (Hercules), English National Ballet (The Nutcracker), Los Angeles Opera (Fantastic Mr Fox) as well as produce such iconic images as those for the titles of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. His work has featured in the New Yorker and various BBC TV films such as Scarfe on Sex and Scarfe on Class. Exhibitions of his paintings and drawings have appeared in the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He is viewed by many as both a national treasure and a genius and this is the first collection of his work to appear for 20 years. Jacket review : 'What gives this book an unexpected human warmth and candour in the disarmingly direct commentary by the artist about his public life and intimate thoughts. In words, as in his imagery, he freely exposes his most vulnerable, private parts, while at the same time readily baring his slavering fangs in the face of social injustice, fat-cat folly and political hypocrisy.' METRO LONDON 'Arranged by year, this is impresively completist. He also proves again and again that he should be regarded as one of the foremost commentators on the misery of our special friendship with America. Indispensible.' THE LIST 'Hugely entertaining' SUNDAY TIMES Books of the Year. Signed by Author and Illustrat. Codice libro della libreria 000199

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