This original drawing by Ralph Steadman for the 1971 first appearance of Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was sold for $28,000 (£20,820) at Christie’s New York.

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This famous classic of counter-culture literature was first published in two consecutive issues of Rolling Stone magazine and this Steadman drawing featured as a coloured version featured on the cover of the second of them, in November of that year.