Satire for sale

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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

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