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Gerald Scarfe's career - new book coming soon Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 28 August 2005

November 3rd sees the publication of a book that many Pink Floyd fans should love. "Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored" sees highlights of Gerald Scarfe's career compiled into a lavish hardback book.

Gerald began his career in the 60s working for Punch and Private Eye before taking a job as a political cartoonist for the UK newspaper, the Daily Mail. He then worked for Time Magazine in New York before starting his long association with the UK's Sunday Times that still exists today in the form of his weekly drawings, commenting on key news stories.

His varied career has seen him work with Pink Floyd (The Wall, Wish You Were Here), Roger Waters and Eric Clapton (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking), Disney (Hercules), English National Ballet (The Nutcracker), Los Angeles Opera (Fantastic Mr Fox) as well as produce such iconic images as those for the titles of BBC comedy series' Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. His work has featured in the New Yorker and various BBC TV films such as Scarfe on Sex and Scarfe on Class. Exhibitions of his paintings and drawings have appeared in the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (New York). He is viewed by many as both a national treasure and a genius and this is the first collection of his work to appear for twenty years.

Gerald's office told us: "The book works through chronologically from when Gerald started out in the 60's to the present date, covering every aspect of his work from the political illustrations to Disney's Hercules, to his theatre and opera design etc., and of course the Pink Floyd experience will definitely be featured." Indeed, we were able to provide some information to Gerald whilst the book was being written and prepared.

Advance orders for this keenly-awaited title can be placed through our special Amazon links.

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