The recently opened hotel on High Holborn in London, The Rosewood London, has honoured Gerald Scarfe by naming their bar after him. (They asked that the apostrophe be left out!). And they asked Gerald to create a number of wonderful canvases which will permanently adorn the walls there. The 11 canvases depict many aspects of British life including politicians, celebrities and Royalty, and the exhibition of his work includes three larger canvases (shown in our picture) covering ‘Scarfe’s World’ where Gerald has re-created some of his well-known drawings from the past. So if you are in the area call in for a drink and a look at these beautiful paintings.
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An auction of dozens of decorated fibre glass models of animation character Gromit the dog, the long-suffering canine companion of the cheese-loving inventor Wallace, including one by Gerald Scarfe entitled Watch Out Gromit!, has raised more than £2m for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Gerald Scarfe’s dog raised a wonderful £50,000.
Gerald Scarfe’s cartoon for the Sunday Times, published the weekend before her funeral, seemed to strike a chord and has proved his most popular for some time with both the public and media, with many requests for its use, as well as our best first week sales for prints.
Gerald’s iconic drawing of Margaret Thatcher as the ‘Torydactyl’ inspired David Martill, a Portsmouth University palaeontologist, to name the newly discovered cousin of the pterodactyl after him. The new pterosaur species has been called Cuspicephalus scarfi, because the fossil’s unusually pointy head reminded Dr Martill of the cartoon.