Gonzo Goes Bang
From Hunter Thompson's cult classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, one of the most iconic images in the novel is Savage Journey. Ralph has collaborated with Brian Chambers to create this extraordinary, limited edition, screen print. The edition of 150 have all been signed and numbered in red ink and embellished with his trademark flourish, the splat, in Ultramarine Blue. Each is a unique piece in its own right.
They are produced by Kentucky based, Master Printer, Joe Petro III who has collaborated for decades with Ralph on his screen prints including the Hunter Memorial print, Vintage Dr Gonzo, The Sherriff and most recently, Leaving Kinshasa.
Printed on Coventry Rag.
30 inches high x 43 inches wide
Signature: Bottom left corner
Publisher: Alexander Chambers Gallery
In 1969 Ralph Steadman received his big break when he illustrated an article written by the polarizing author Hunter S. Thompson. A 40-year collaboration between the two ensued, making Steadman one of the most widely recognized illustrators of his time. Inspired by George Grosz and John Heartfield, Steadman developed a distinctive style defined by energetic ink splatters and grotesque, flamboyant figures. His drawings have appeared alongside time-honored tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Animal Farm, and Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is also well known for humorous and caustic political cartoons, which depict the likes of Richard Nixon and George Bush. In 2014, For No Good Reason, a documentary detailing Steadman’s life, was released.
British, b. 1936, Wallasey, United Kingdom