From the Magazine: Ralph Steadman, The Crucial Comic
Ralph Steadman has spent a lifetime conceiving and crafting images that are each a unique event. His audience responds to his personal artistic morality with pause, reflecting on how individual actions can determine a collective direction for the future. The breadth of his work certainly has its crude roots in a searing and merciless sense of humor that flourishes in the political and societal arena, but not to be overlooked is his keen appreciation of modern art history. We may not have enjoyed the Steadman we know without the benefit of Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon and Willem de Kooning, but Ralph personally injected lowbrow, comic, street, graffiti and the art of resistance into the milieu.
August 03, 2017