Drawing a crowd: Gerald Scarfe Stage & Screen exhibition comes to Hampshire

His style is unmistakable. Gerald Scarfe’s spiky, acerbic wit translates through his brush and directly into his cartoons. Consequently, Scarfe’s satirical work has established him as the foremost political cartoonist of the past five decades. But an exhibition on view now at the Gallery in Winchester Discovery Centre from London’s House of Illustration – the first time the exhibition has toured outside the capital - reveals a lesser-known aspect of the cartoonist and illustrator’s work as a production designer for film, music and ballet. Much as Scarfe is synonymous with the Sunday Times and Private Eye, his designs for the film version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall and opening credits of Yes, Minister suggest a far more diverse career. Indeed, his work on the animated feature film Hercules – as Disney’s first ever external production designer - may be something of a surprise to many

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