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Scarfe: Sixty Years of Being Rude

Gerald Scarfe

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Autobiography: arts & entertainment

A beautifully illustrated book that presents work spanning Gerald Scarfe's incredible artistic career.

In the stunning retrospective Scarfe, which expands on 2005's Drawing Blood in every way, Gerald Scarfe's work is presented as no book has presented it before. This fully illustrated, 576-page volume reveals the truth of sixty years of politics and culture, packed with images that have defined not only one artist's career, but also twentieth and twenty-first century British life. A showcase of Scarfe's glittering career in design, reportage and showbusiness, Scarfe presents drawings, sculptures and photographs alongside witty and poignant captions and stories. Scarfe's muses: Thatcher, Clinton, Blair, May and Trump, as well as many other titanic figures of our times are all here, revealed as they really are by Scarfe's cutting pen. Carefully curated by the artist himself, this monumental book is the definitive guide to the career of a national treasure.

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Gerald Scarfe

After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, Gerald Scarfe established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch and Private Eye during the early 60s. He has had many exhibitions worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London, and 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New Zealand; written, directed and appeared in many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4; and published many books of his work. Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for over 40 years, and has worked for The New Yorker for 17 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals. Gerald Scarfe received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2008. He has had a long association with Pink Floyd - as the designer and director of animation for the Floyd live show Wish You Were Here in 1974, for The Wall between 1970-73 and for Roger Waters' The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking in 1984.

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