Ralph Steadman, ‘The Eyes Have It,  (a pair of hand painted shoes’, Painting, Acrylic on linen held in a purpose made Perspex box, Chiswick Auctions
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Ralph Steadman

The Eyes Have It,  (a pair of hand painted shoes

Acrylic on linen held in a purpose made Perspex box
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Chiswick Auctions

10 x 10 in. (25.5 x 25.5 cm.) (box)

This lot was part of an auction of artist decorated shoes, …

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Each signed 'Ralph Steadman' (on the heel)
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Ralph Steadman
British, b. 1936
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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.

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10 x 10 in. (25.5 x 25.5 cm.) (box)

This lot was part of an auction of artist decorated shoes, using Terry de Havilland platform wedges, called Fu*k Me! Shoes in 2006. The contributing artists: Allen Jones, Sir Peter Blake, Sandra Blow, Gus Cummins, Frank Phelan, Bruce Maclean, Peter Edwards, Christian Furr, …

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Each signed 'Ralph Steadman' (on the heel)
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Courtesy of Chiswick Auctions
Ralph Steadman
British, b. 1936
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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.

Ralph Steadman

The Eyes Have It,  (a pair of hand painted shoes

Acrylic on linen held in a purpose made Perspex box
Bidding closed
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