Ralph Steadman is a world treasure: a graphic artist with the skills of a master and the chaotic direction of an anarchist. He was the illustrative force behind “gonzo” journalism. His art signature is striking line work, wild ink splatters, witty collage, bold colors and perfect composition. This retrospective features over 100 original works, including illustrations for publications such as Private Eye, Punch and Rolling Stone, as well as for literary classics such as “Alice in Wonderland” and “Animal Farm.” Included will be recent pieces from his outstanding book “Critical Critters” and work for the TV series “Breaking Bad.” This is a rare opportunity, as The UK Art Museum is one of a few American venues selected for this touring exhibition. A full color catalog is available and an audio tour with commentary by Steadman, actor Tim Robbins and curator Anita O’Brien. Also, a free screening of the Steadman documentary “For No Good Reason” will show March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Gatton Student Center Cinema (same address as the museum).
Through May 5The UK Art Museum
Times vary | Free