I'm just the right age for all this to actually mean something. I started buying the Sunday Times at the same time that Scarfe started illustrating for it and I've grown up appreciating his acerbic yet spot-on comments on the political and social mess that the late twentieth-century thrust at us. The negroid Statue of Liberty setting America aflame, Lyndon Johnson shitting bombs on Vietnam, Wilson and MacMillan almost Punch-and-Judy in their behaviour. This is nitty gritty, pared to the bone political commentary... and the memories flood back.
Scarfe, he has been one of my artistic inspirations, I do not forget other masters of artistry but when I first came across his work in the mid sixties, an inspiration of the terrible horrors of the Vietnam War & others too many to mention, became a well we are not alone. ps terrible but true "How do you crucify a child in Vietnam" Recommend.
a brilliant book if you like his work.bulging with his illustrations,it's a big, beautiful book which I keep nearby as a regular source of inspiration when producing illustrative work with pen and ink.If you like Scarfe, Ralph Steadman is great also.
amazing!!! i saw the movie "the wall"!!!! my all time favorite movie!!!!!the animations of gerald scarfe are incredible!!! the book is full drawings of the master!!! i love his nasty drawing, unusual and bitter!!!!!i would like to see the bbc documentary"scarfe on scarfe"!!! i saw it a long time ago on a germen tv!!!! i wish a dvd were available!!!!!