Heroes and Villains Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery, London, 2003. Hardcover, 160 pages, 225mm x 285mm.
Book condition; mint.
Dustjacket condition; mint.
First edition, only opened to be signed.
Image shown not of actual book.
Members price: £67.50
A unique collaboration with the caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, with portraits of well-known figures quirkily juxtaposed with caricatures that depict their villainous side.
With contributions by over 45 celebrities, writers and experts, Heroes and Villains is a unique collaboration with the caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, which will also be the subject of a documentary on BBC Four. In the book, portraits of well-known figures, selected from the National Portrait Gallery's collections, are quirkily juxtaposed with caricatures that depict their villainous side. Gerald Scarfe, Britain's best-known caricaturist, provides these artful, glib distortions, many of which have been specially commissioned. They reveal the wit and vision of an exceptional draughtsman at work. Joanna Lumley, Sir Peter Hall and Melvyn Bragg are just a few of the people who argue their views for and against, on subjects as wide ranging as Henry VIII, Oswald Mosley, Virginia Woolf, Princess Diana and David and Victoria Beckham.
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