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Mister Tambourine Man

Poster
1967 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour screen print
Brief Description
'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.
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 760mm
  • Width: 511mm
Style
Production
Attribution note: printed on metallic paper
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.
Collection
Accession Number
E.7-1968

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record createdMarch 5, 2003
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