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Ralph Steadman : A Life in Ink

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'a compelling collection of Ralph’s oeuvre, spanning 60 years in ink adventures...the grotesque was never so joyful. ' - Buzz Magazine

The definitive career retrospective of this revered and provocative UK artist.

Renowned for his collaborations with iconic American writer Hunter S. Thompson, he formed an unlikely duo that created "Gonzo" journalism.

This lifelong collaboration included the now-legendary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine, which has since become a cult classic. The book explores Steadman's signature ink-splattered style ; features a diverse body of work that includes satirical political illustrations * and Includes art from award-winning children's books such as Alice in Wonderland.

Ralph Steadman: A Life in Ink is a must-have celebration of the artist's important and influential career. This comprehensive monograph on the life and work of Ralph Steadman collects work from his dozens of books from his 50-plus year career.

  • Author: Ralph Steadman
  • Hardcover: 320 pages 
  • Date published: October 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1797203003
  • Product Dimensions: 31.3 x 24.0 cm

'a compelling collection of Ralph’s oeuvre, spanning 60 years in ink adventures. You really see the progress of his development: early work has a rugged, drab style, with many nods to André François, whilst later work has the impact of a guillotine. Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon comes easily to mind in these wild, expressionistic swipes – the grotesque was never so joyful. ' - Buzz Magazine

'Reveals the U.K.-based artist as more than just a counterculture documentarian' - Smithsonian Magazine

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