A SAVAGE JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. A Silkscreen Print 1/150 by Ralph Steadman

n.p. 2017. Ralph Steadman. First edition thus, a limited signed edition. This illustration, featured in Hunter S. Thompson's book FEAR & LOATHNG IN LAS VEGAS (Random House, 1971), forever raised the bar on "bad craziness". I cannot think of any image featured in any book that is as instantly recognizable as this iconic, wildly insane image of the Doctor of Gonzo and his Samoan Attorney, both in the correct state of mind, before entering Las Vegas, drawn by a relatively unknown Welsh artist when he was 35-years young. Ralph Steadman, collaborating with gallery owner Brian Chambers, has created this infamous/famous image, in a silkscreen print produced by Master Printer Joe Petro III, who has worked with Ralph for decades, in an edition of only 150, that measure 30x42 inches on white Coventry 290 gram stock (similar in feel and weight to 140 lb watercolor paper). Individually hand-signed by Ralph Steadman in red ink, who has further highlighted each image with his trademark "splat of ink" (in ultramarine). A rare chance to own a unique piece of Gonzo history that will not be seen again. In this case, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. (choose your 'splat'.) Free shipping in the U.S. Item #13531

Price: $5,500.00

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