Steadman's original version of this image appeared as an illustration to Hunter S. Thompson's book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" in 1972. Thompson's signature can be seen bottom left, one of the few pieces of Steadman's work that the infamous writer countersigned.
"Chatham Island Shag Altercation with Blots" by Ralph Steadman.
Steadman: "I'm a bit of a polluter really, when I think back now to the number of trees I've used up in the course of my work."
Pictured, "Philippine Eagle Thinking".
"Clowns" by Ralph Steadman, 1988. A retrospective of 50 years of the legendary illustrator's cartoons is showing at Lazarides gallery, London.
In "Your Favourite High Street Banks", 1985, Steadman turned his cynical eye and pen to the UK financial sector. Pictured, Lloyds.
"William Shakespeare" by Ralph Steadman.