RSC poster Merchant of Venice, Ralph Steadman art early 1990s


30 by 20 inches
NOTE THIS ITEM IS LAMINATED, has mounting holes so clearly in as displayed condition.

Availability: 1 in stock


Steadman works as a political cartoonist with a variety of publications in the U.K. and U.S. throughout the late 1960s and ’70s, but he had garnered a reputation for producing controversial and sometimes unprintable content. His depictions of politicians (and humans, in general) were dark, even grotesque, and, with their exaggerated physical features, they revealed hidden truths and horrors, mostly about politics, corporate greed, and violence. Steadman often cited a particularly cruel headmaster from his youth as the reason for his distrust of authority. He also felt a strong compulsion to change the world, which he had hoped to do in some small way, by making political art with strong messages.

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