Satire for sale
Continuing a tradition of uncompromising satire dating back to Hogarth and gillray, gerald Scarfe has been pushing the boundaries of caricature for more than five decades. on April 5, Sotheby’s, London W1, will hold the first major sale of Mr Scarfe’s work, with more than 130 drawings, some from the likes of Private Eye and the Sunday Times and some that have never been seen before.
Portraits of the Queen and Mick Jagger and drawings for Pink Floyd’s The Wall accompany more than 70 political caricatures, including a controversial lot of Sir Winston Churchill’s final appearance in the Commons in 1964. the sale will be preceded by an exhibition at the new Bond Street saleroom from April 1 to April 4 (www.sothebys.com).
Caricature drawings by Gerald Scarfe will go on sale at Sotheby’s in London