Originally curated by Anita O'Brien at the Cartoon Museum, London, the Ralph Steadman Retrospective offers phenomenal insights into the genius of one of the world's most acclaimed artists. This exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through Steadman's prolific career of more than sixty years, from the sketches he created as a student in the 1950's to present day pictures.
The retrospective showcases Steadman's legendary collaborations with maverick Gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson; his illustrated literary classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island; and the inventive books he authored such as I Leonardo and The Big I Am. There are also illustrations from his children's books, which include No Room to Swing a Cat and That's My Dad, plus artworks from his travels with Oddbins Wine Merchants and his iconic packaging for Flying Dog Brewery.
The exhibition will amaze and inspire both the uninitiated and his most die-hard fans.
As Thompson advised in the Steadman illustrated Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, "buy a ticket, take the ride."
Learn more at http://www.ralphsteadman.com/
This exhibition will be on view June 16 through August 12, Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm at the American University Museum before traveling to:
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY. February 16, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, OR. September 28, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Download the Audio Guide
Audible has created an audio guide to accompany the exhibition. The app can be enjoyed during your visit, or to learn more about the Retrospective if you cannot make it to Washington, DC. The app is currently only available on iPhone, but will launch on the Android platform in July. Download by texting Steadman to 500-500, searching "Ralph Steadman Audio Guide" in the app store.
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