Frequently Asked Questions
Prints & Books
What Size are the Prints?
We sell prints at two sizes: 32cm x 48cm (12.5 inches x 19 inches), or smaller prints at 29cm x 21cm (11.5 inches x 8.1 inches). Each print description explains the size and whether it is a limited edition. Our prints are all on a high quality archival matte paper, which replicates as close as possible the paper Mr Scarfe uses to draw his original work.
Are They Limited Edition?
Not all our prints are Limited Edition. The product description will state if a print is limited or not.
Are They Signed?
Yes. Mr Scarfe signs each print individually.
Are The Prints Numbered?
No. Mr Scarfe has never liked numbering his work. Instead we issue a Certificate of Authenticity for each limited edition print we sell to verify its limited edition status and this Certificate is signed by Gerald Scarfe. The Certificate is sent separately from the print, and will usually arrive a few days later.
Are The Prints Framed?
How Are The Prints Sent?
The large prints are carefully rolled into strong postal tubes. Large size print sets are sent out in flat protected packs. The smaller prints are sent out in protective envelopes.
What Postal Method Do You Use To Send The Prints?
For limited edition prints sent within the UK we send the prints by Special Delivery, which is a signed for, trackable, next day service (excluding weekends). Limited Edition prints sent to Europe and the rest of the world, depending on which country and the accepted postal methods, they are sent either by Air Sure (trackable service), or a general signed for service. Non limited edition prints are sent by First Class Mail to the UK and Air Mail to countries outside the UK.
How Long After Placing My Order Will The Print Be Despatched?
We usually aim to post prints within 48 hours of the order being placed. If for any reason there will be a delay before posting we will contact the customer by e-mail.
Are The Books Signed?
Yes. Every book will have the unmistakable Gerald Scarfe signature.
Can The Books Be Personalized?
Yes, within reason. Mr Scarfe is happy to dedicate the book to a person, and add phrases like “Happy Birthday” etc. He cannot write long detailed messages.
How Are The Books Sent?
The postal method will vary depending on where the customer is in the world. Because Mr Scarfe’s books are heavy the postal method is generally by standard first class mail in the UK and air mail for the rest of the world. For certain rare books a signed for service is used. Please note: the postal charges for sending books is a reflection of the cost of sending a heavy hardback book – cost is calculated on weight and a small amount is added to that cost for packaging.
Are The Prints On The Web Site The Only Ones For Sale?
No. Because Mr Scarfe has a huge catalogue of work it isn’t possible for us to put every drawing on the web site. If you are interested in a particular cartoon or subject you don’t see on our web site please
contact us.to enquire if it can be sold as a print.
Does Gerald Scarfe Sell His Original Work?
Only very rarely. And because of this his work is quite valuable. However, if you are interested in purchasing an original drawing please contact us. about it. General information to note is: Mr Scarfe draws large – usually around 2ft x 3ft (83cm x 60cm), and mostly in colour (ink and water colour). A guide regarding price for original drawings is £5,000. They can be less, and sometimes more. Pink Floyd original work would only sell for a great deal more. There is a page about original works on our web site which also contains all the information you may need.
Does Gerald Scarfe Ever Take On Private Commissions?
Occasionally he will agree to this depending on his work commitments. A commission for an original drawing will usually cost the same as the price of an already drawn piece of work.
What Pens Does Gerald Scarfe Use For His Work?
He generally works using ink and water colour. The ink is Higgins Black Magic and the pens are Gillott 303.