An exhibition of original artwork from The Coalition Book (winner of the Paddy Power Political Book Awards ‘Satire & Political Humour Book of the Year’). Plus new work from The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Morning Star, Tribune, Chartist & Red Pepper.
Exhibition Duration: 10 March – 15 April 2015
This Week’s Gallery Opening Hours
Thu 9 Apr, 9am – 10pm
Fri 10 Apr, 9am – 12pm; 5pm – 10pm
Sat 11 Apr, 9am – 5pm
Sun 12 Apr, 4pm – 7pm
Mon 13 Apr, 9am – 10pm*
Tue 14 Apr, 9am – 10pm*
Wed 15 Apr, 9am – 10pm*
*Please note. The Piano Auctions will be running on these days, so the room will be available to auction buyers as well as exhibition viewings.
“When you’ve got a vicious bunch of cut throats in power you need a cartoonist who is up for the evisceration. Rowson’s your man.” – Mark Thomas
After the historic General Election of 2010, Britain ended up with a Tory-Lib Dem coalition government. While the media has reported on its highs and lows, no one has captured the cabinet’s actions better than Martin Rowson, who has been documenting his own version of events in cartoons for The Guardian, The Mirror, The Morning Star and other publications. ‘The Coalition Book’ collects his best, most brutally funny and visceral cartoons from the last four years.
Cameron and Clegg take centre stage as we’re reminded of some of the highlights of their term in power: phone-hacking, double-dip recession, riots, endless arguments about Europe – topics that will be central to the debate in the lead up to the general election in May. Rowson provides a full cast list of the principle players from the world of politics and the media, and a brief descriptive scene-setter to each cartoon. Laced with Rowson’s characteristically savage satire, ‘The Coalition Book’ is a political pantomime with a rottweiler’s bite.
One of Britain’s best-loved cartoonists, Martin Rowson has contributed regularly to The Guardian, Daily Mirror, The Times, The Spectator, Time Out, The New Statesman and many other publications. He is also the author of several graphic novels including adaptations of The Wasteland, Gulliver’s Travels, and Tristam Shandy (SelfMadeHero). His prose books include The Dog Allusion: Gods Pets and How to be Human, and the memoir Stuff. He lives in London.
To view or purchase any of these original works of art. Please contact Martha Lee for info.
0207 061 6741