Cannes Lions signs up British artist Gerald Scarfe

This year’s Cannes Lions has signed up veteran British artist Gerald Scarfe (Benjamin Netanyahu’s favourite cartoonist) as a kind of artist in residence.

Scarfe is known for his cutting, occasionally scabrous, depictions of those he dislikes so it will be interesting to see what he makes of some the poseurs occupying La Croisette.

Anyway here’s Gerald describing some of the highlights of a long and distinguished career, including the joys of staying at the Carlton hotel.

Scarfe will be producing artworks to ‘brand’ the city of Cannes, heavy on (Cannes) lions, all to celebrate 60 years of the festival.

The lions emanate from Venice where the festival originated, but there you go. You’re more likely to find poodles on La Croisette.

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About Stephen Foster

Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.
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