Disraeli Gears record By CREAM Album cover signed by the artist Martin Sharp plus vynil record. This is an original record made in England 1967 pressing of this classic album. Very very rare to find a copy signed by Australian Pop Artist Martin Sharp. Martin is the artist whom created this album cover. Martin was close friend of Eric Clapton.
This is a true collectors item and will gain in value. Through his visually stunning Big O posters featuring musicians such as Donovan, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, the design of record covers for rock supergroup Cream, and art and design work for the Australian and English editions of OZ magazine and various book publications, Sharp provided the young generation with a unique collection of psychedelic pop art and images which reflected the times and inspired. They referenced the Dada and Surrealist artists of the 1920s and 1930s, including Georgio de Chirico, Max Ernst and Rene Magritte, along with Impressionists of the late nineteenth century such as Vincent van Gogh. Sharp was an avid student of the history of art, and his mix of surrealism with modern pop and psychedelia produced a unique art for the period.The origins of his work lay in experiences gained during the late fifities and early sixties in Australia as a cartoonist and graphic designer for publications such as University of Sydney student newspaper Honi Soit and OZ magazine (Australia), along with book illustrations including Craig McGregors People, Politics and Pop Australia in the Sixties (1966). He subsequently flourished as an artist during his residence in London between 1966-8, whilst working on the London edition of OZ and with the Big O Posters company for a series of spectacular 20 x 30 inch posters. Sharps art was colourful, visceral, intense, informative, critical and above all modern. It was an integral part of the cultural revolution of the time - as much an historic record as the personal expression of a gifted artist. Sex, drugs and rock n roll feature prominently.
When we look back to the art of the Sixties, and especially Pop Art and psychedelia, almost invariably Martin Sharp is mentioned, though usually not in the same league as gallery-stalwarts Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. The reason for this omission, and for Sharps ongoing relegation in status and neglect, is due to the very fact that he engaged in a popularist, anti-establishment brand of art. The fact is, some of the finest examples of Sharp's art from the Sixties exists only in ephemeral magazines and cheap paperback books. There are often no gallery equivalents. It could be said and has been said on a number of occasions that Sharp has been poorly treated by the art establishment.This is true, but it is not necessarily the fault of that establishment. It is more the nature of the artist's output which has been the inhibiting factor and his own desire to shy away from the traditional path and set a unique course. The item "Martin Sharp signed Album cover plus record for Disraeli Gears by CREAM 1967" is in sale since Sunday, April 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "capricosm" and is located in North Sydney, NSW.
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