Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 10.20.38 Gerald Scarfe, Lost in the Brexit Jungle

Next week at Sotheby's, over 130 lots of Scarfe's tongue-in-cheek politically charged cartoons will be going under the hammer in London. And the timing comes at no surprise, as this week no one can escape the headline that Theresa May triggered Article 50 - sealing the U.K's fate to leave the EU.

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 10.24.47 Gerald Scarfe, Pub Bore

Gerald Scarfe, The Book Signing [Tony Blair] Gerald Scarfe, The Book Signing [Tony Blair]
Gerald Scarfe, The Waiting Room [George Orsborne, Theresa May, Boris Johnson] Gerald Scarfe, The Waiting Room [George Orsborne, Theresa May, Boris Johnson]
Scarfe's incredible career began in the sixties as a political cartoonist for Punch and Private Eye before in 1967 joining the Sunday Times, where the artist has been in residence ever since.

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 10.21.20 Gerald Scarfe, The Retreat from Europe [Tony Blair]
Gerald Scarfe, Sod Off [Theresa May] Gerald Scarfe, Sod Off [Theresa May]
Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 10.24.10 Gerald Scarfe, The Marriage Bed [Angela Merkel and David Cameron]
His satirically saturated works have taken him around the globe: Vietnam, the Middle East, India and Northern Ireland, where he has captured the political climate in his signature style, also drawing for The New Yorker.

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 10.24.23 Gerald Scarfe, Locker Room Banter

Gerald Scarfe, The Story of Superman Saving the World [Barack Obama] Gerald Scarfe, The Story of Superman Saving the World [Barack Obama]

Gerald Scarfe, Water Boarding Gerald Scarfe, Water Boarding

As well as his newspaper work, Scarfe has been the subject of over 50 solo shows, and today, his work is more relevant than ever. During a time of great political upheaval and a 'surely not?!' era Scarfe's images which poke fun at political heavyweights, the establishment and anyone part of any 'Boys (or Girls) club,' deeply resonate.

Gerald Scarfe, Cartoonist Unfair to Fat Cats Gerald Scarfe, Cartoonist Unfair to Fat Cats

The Scarfe at Sotheby's sale will take place on 5th April, 2017. Check out more here.

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