Kansas City Public Library to host Steadman Exhibition

02 February 2019 -

A very exciting venue has come on board for the tour of Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective. The Kansas City Public Library will launch the show on 1st June, 2019 and it will be Free and open to the public until 8th September.

The Library will devote both of the formal art galleries in its downtown Central Library, as well as its first-floor grand foyer, Kirk Hall, to the exhibition Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective. It features more than 100 original works spanning his wide-ranging career.

Dubbed “gorgeously grotesque” by the Washington Post and listed as its top gallery or museum exhibit to visit this summer, the exhibition traces the Gonzo visionary’s career from his student days and his first ever published cartoon all the way through to his latest projects with conservationist, Ceri Levy.

“We are beyond thrilled to have been selected to host this retrospective,” says Anne Ducey, the Library’s Exhibits Director. “Ralph Steadman is probably best known for his work and friendship with Hunter S. Thompson, but he has also illustrated literary works such asTreasure Island and Alice in Wonderland and has written memoirs and children’s books. I don’t know if there’s a better place than a public library to celebrate his work.”