Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen exhibition opens in London this week

English National Opera - Orpheus in the Underworld - publicity poster by Gerald Scarfe

English National Opera – Orpheus in the Underworld – publicity poster by Gerald Scarfe

A new exhibition of the work of celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe will open at the House of Illustration this week, providing a rare opportunity to explore extensive but little-known production designs with storyboards, costumes and props from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Disney’s Hercules and English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

This is the first major exhibition of production designs by Scarfe, offering a rare opportunity to discover an imagination that is acerbic, explosive and unmistakable, both on and off the page.

“I always want to bring my creations to life,” says Scarfe of his work, “to bring them off the page and give them flesh and blood, movement and drama.”

• Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen Exhibition Friday 22nd September 2017 to Sunday 21st January 2018, 10.00am – 6.00pm House of Illustration 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH | Web:

• Gerald Scarfe Official Site:

For more details on David Hockney and Gerald Scarfe in the pages of Eagle read this downthetubes item

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