A major retrospective of the work of Ralph Steadman, to mark the acclaimed cartoonist’s 77th birthday, opened at the Cartoon Museum in London on May 1st.
Steadman @ 77 features more than 100 original artworks and span the full range of his work including his first Punch cartoon, from 1956, and material from Private Eye, The Observer, New Statesman and others, as well as drawings that illustrated Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by his longtime collaborator Hunter S. Thompson.
The show also has drawings from Steadman’s takes on Alice in Wonderland and Animal Farm, and there are wine drawings for Oddbins, political cartoons and examples of real and imaginary birds from his most recent book Extinct Boids.
Accompanied by a 160‐page full-colour catalogue – with contributions by actor Johnny Depp, writer Will Self and cartoonist Martin Rowson – the exhibition runs until September 8.
The Cartoon Museum is in Little Russell Street, close to the British Museum. It also shows cartoons, comics and caricatures from the 18th century to the present day and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 12 noon to 5:30pm.