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Written by Matt   
Monday, 08 July 2013

Gerald Scarfe exhibition in PragueLast year, the work of Gerald Scarfe, the world-famous British icon of social and political caricature - and collaborator with Pink Floyd for various 1970s projects most notably The Wall, and Roger's Pros and Cons - had its Czech premiere at the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov.

The exhibition of more than 100 large-format drawings and watercolours closed in October 2012, but some great news for our Czech friends: the exhibition is finally opening at the beautiful (and now dry) Kampa Museum in Prague on July 24th 2013 and will run there until October 13th 2013. The Museum is situated on the eastern bank of the Kampa Island on the River Vltava, and the original opening of the exhibition on June 6th was cancelled due to the terrible flooding in the area.

Assuming the exhibition transfers in its entirety from its Krumlov staging, it should offer the following:

  • political and social commentary and caricatures of British and world politicians, the Royal Family, but also Czechoslovak politicians from 1969
  • cartoons of showbusiness personalities (Woody Allen, Mick Jagger, Madonna...)
  • set and costume design for the English National Opera (Orpheus in the Underworld)
  • album artwork for the Pink Floyd album The Wall - and the new exhibition poster shows The Teacher (looking a little more like Scarfe than we've seen previously) to hint at the contents of the show
  • designs for the Walt Disney film Hercules (Scarfe was the first outside designer to work with the studio since Salvador Dalí!)
  • creation of the title sequence for the Yes Minister series which appeared on BBC television

For more information on the exhibition, and the venue, visit Our thanks to Vlado Marcinek for the continued help with information about this event.

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