The forthcoming Scarfe at Sotheby's sale charts the history of over half a century of political intrigue and seismic change. Continuing a tradition of uncompromising satire dating back to Hogarth and Gillray, Gerald Scarfe has pushed the boundaries of caricature for more than five decades, delivering provocative portraits of the foremost politicians and statesmen of our age, from Winston Churchill to Theresa May. Scarfe's no-holds-barred approach in his contributions for Private Eye and The New Yorker, and as The Sunday Times’ political cartoonist for more than 50 years, has secured him a place on the list of the most 40 important newspaper journalists of the modern era. While many of the drawings included in the auction have been published, a number of works included in the sale are unseen, revealing the most private views of the artist. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale.
Scarfe at Sotheby's
5 April 2017 London