Lecture

Proud to be Weirdd: The Life and Art of Ralph STEADman

September 10, 2016 |
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Cartoon Museum director/ curator Anita O’Brien will take guests through the work, career and creative practice of iconic artist Ralph Steadman. The presentation will take place in the main floor gallery at the Society of Illustrators, and visitors will have a rare chance to view Steadman’s original art while Anita O’Brien provides context and stories behind the collection spanning his 50 year career.

Tickets
$15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $7 seniors/students (Undergrad students with valid ID)

 

About Anita O’Brien
Anita O’Brien has been the director/curator of the Cartoon Museum since 2003. During that time she has curated over 50 cartoon and comic exhibits on diverse themes including marriage, Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher, the British Graphic Novel and the relationship between cartoonists and drink. She has also co-curated, with Chris Miles, a number of retrospective exhibits of key British artists including Ronald Searle, William Heath Robinson, H.M. Bateman and Steve Bell all of which have been accompanied by catalogs.

About the Cartoon Museum
In 1988 a group of cartoonists, collectors and lovers of the art form came together as The Cartoon Art Trust with the aim of founding a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon art. After a decade of exhibiting in smaller venues, in February 2006 the Cartoon Museum opened to the public at its current home in central London, very near the British Museum.

 

Join us before the gallery talk for a delicious brunch. Includes the full buffet, coffee, tea, and your choice of a mimosa, bellini or bloody mary. Space is limited so please make reservations now by emailing RSVP@societyillustrators.org or calling 212.838.2560. Saturday, October 15th, 11:00AM - 3:00PM. Learn more...

 

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