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The concept is clever: the publisher's been given a rambling autobiography by GOD, focusing chiefly on the origins of Earth and his perception of all that happens here. Naturally, the narrative's complemented by lots of brain-gouging art from Steadman, mostly full-page (or more) and full-colour (though there are plenty of thumbnail sketches and developmental drawings to engage the curious art-enthusiast). Added to this is the publisher/authour's annotations on the text, though they read a little more like psychoanalysis than disinterested commentary sometimes.D.M Read review of The Big I Am
When I first read The Big I Am, I found it raucously funny and outrageously irreverent. Now, so many years later, it's not even a little amusing to me, but I can appreciate it as the bold statement it is about religion, existence and all that rests in between. The art is still gorgeous and displays Steadman's range between vague nightmarescapes and fully-formed grotesqueries.
A poster from 1988, advertising the exhibition at the October Gallery that launched the release of the books. A dramatic image of the world as a screaming infant - God's child in Steadman chaotic, subversive, grotesque universe.
The poster measures 420mm h x 595mm w. There are only a few available for sale and please allow for small amounts of wear and tear due to the age of the poster.
Ralph will sign the poster prior to despatch.