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Jun 6 2018

Ralph Steadman is Coming to America

Ralph Steadman is one of the most influential artists of the last 50 years. But we don't have to tell you that.

Beginning June 16, the Katzen Arts Center (on AU's campus in DC) will have 108 original works by Ralph, taking you on a journey through his prolific career of more than sixty years, from the sketches he created as a student in the 1950’s to present-day works published as recently as 2017.

The retrospective showcases Ralph's legendary collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson; his illustrated literary classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island; and the inventive books he authored, including I Leonardo and The Big I Am. There are also illustrations from his children’s books and the ORIGINAL ART for our Raging Bitch Belgian IPA.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, but you can go down the rabbit hole with us at the following events:

  • Saturday, June 16: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk Featuring a live Q&A with Ralph, hosted by Anita O'Brien, the original curator of the exhibit. The opening reception is free, but an RSVP is required for the Gallery Talk.
  • Thursday, June 21: Screening of "For No Good Reason" Made over the course of 15 years, "For No Good Reason" is a documentary on the life and art of Ralph, the last true Gonzo visionary. RSVP required.
  • Saturday, June 30: Art on Tap with Ralph Bring your sketchbook and stay for a Skype interview with the artist himself. RSVP required.