Heroes and Villains: Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery Hardcover – 29 Sep 2003
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Matthew Parris's stimulating introduction shows how caricature and portraiture combine to illuminate all sides of an individual's character. As a sketch writer for The Times who has anchored his career in making people laugh at politicians, he appreciates the humour of caricature but exposes how merciless and revealing it can be. Gerald Scarfe's long and prestigious career has included work in many of the world's best-known publications, including Punch, Private Eye, The Sunday Times and the New Yorker. He is also acclaimed for his innovative, award-winning designs for theatre and cinema.
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The list stretches from royalty (HenryVIII) and Princess Diana to celebrities like the Beckhams. Even Darwin, Newton and the father of television Mr Logie Baird cannot escape the sharp wit of Mr. Scarfe.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes acerbic wit and caricature, even if you are not familiar with Mr. Scarfe's work.
My copy happens to be an autographed one which I purchased while visiting the actual exhibition connected with this book in London.
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