Ralph Steadman

The American Presidents

Over the last 50 years - that's half a century people - Ralph Steadman has looked to the the rulers of our world and searched for men worthy to lead us from age to age. Those he has found wanting, he has not hesitated to treat to the cruellest truths his pen can etch into the the stark white of the artists page.

The President of the United States is one of the most powerful men in the world, in any age he has presided over and therefore all the more accountable.

Here are a very few of the images Ralph has produced unusually in outrage at abuse of power, hypocrisy and sometimes simple stupidity of these men who hold the future of our world in the palm of their hands. Do they quake when his pen chooses them to shine light onto their incredible hubris? - maybe not, but they should hang their heads in shame about what he reveals.

 

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