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Poster - Mister Tambourine Man
  • Mister Tambourine Man
    Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013
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Mister Tambourine Man

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    1967 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screen print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 73, box B

A poster inspired by the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan that appeared on the cover of the seventh issue of Oz magazine, published in London in October-November 1967. Martin Sharp's glowing, swirling homage to Dylan is full of jokes and references in a poster that repays close scrutiny. In a hallucinogenic frenzy of lettering and circles, Sharp plays with the titles and lyrics of Dylan's songs, reflecting the mind-expanding drug culture of the mid 1960s.

Physical description


Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)


1967 (printed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Colour screen print


Height: 760 mm, Width: 511 mm

Descriptive line

'Mist[er] Tam[bo]rine Man' Psychedelic colour screenprint poster by Martin Sharp (born 1942), inspired by Bob Dylan. The image appeared on the cover of the October-November edition of London magazine 'Oz', 1967.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.

Production Note

Attribution note: printed on metallic paper


Printing ink


Colour screen print; Printing

Subjects depicted



Entertainment & Leisure; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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