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Max the Birdman Ernst

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (designed)
    1990s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013 (artist)
    Big O Posters Ltd (Publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph and silkscreen on metallic card

  • Museum number:

    E.487-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a

Physical description

Colour lithograph and silkscreen on metallic card depicting an abstract portrait of a figure in a suit with a large bird's head, stabbing a pink naked figure through the foot. Lettered with title, artist's name and publishers name and address.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1967 (designed)
1990s (printed)

Artist/maker

Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013 (artist)
Big O Posters Ltd (Publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph and silkscreen on metallic card

Object history note

Poster published by Big O Posters.

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster by Martin Sharp entitled 'Max the Birdman Ernst', published by Big O Posters. Great Britain, 1967.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Christoph Grunberg, ed. Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era London: Tate, 2005. 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ISBN: 1854375954.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour lithograph; Screen printing; Printing

Subjects depicted

Violence; Psychedelic; Artists; Sixties; Nude; Psychedelic art; Knife; Dagger; Birds

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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