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Poster - Legalise Cannabis.  The Putting Together of the Heads.
  • Legalise Cannabis. The Putting Together of the Heads.
    Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013
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Legalise Cannabis. The Putting Together of the Heads.

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph poster

  • Museum number:

    E.1745-1991

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

Offset lithograph poster entitled 'Legalise Cannabis. The Putting Together of the Heads' to publicise the rally in Hyde Park on 16 July 1967.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph poster

Descriptive line

Offset lithograph poster by Martin Sharp for the 'Legalise Pot Rally' in Hyde Park, London, 1967.

Labels and date

"Martin Sharp (born 1942)
Legalise Cannabis. The putting Together of the Heads. Poster publicising the rally in Hyde Park on 16 July
1967
Offset lithograph
E.1745-1991

During the 1960s new anti-drug legislation was gradually introduced, culminating in the 1967 act which empowered the police to search any suspected drug users. The arrest of various heroes of the underground, including rock stars, and general harassment of all hippies, led to a number of 'legalise pot rallies', to protest against the infringement of individual liberty and the 'war' between generations."

Text by Julia Bigham. []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Cannabis; Marijuana; Drugs; Counter-culture; Legal; Protest; Smoking

Categories

Prints; Smoking accessories; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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