Johnny: The Work of Psychedelic Artist John Hurford.

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Johnny: The Work of Psychedelic Artist John Hurford.

Exeter: Sunrise Press, 2006. First edition. 4to. Illustrated laminated boards. 166pp. + 25pp. introduction. Compiled and edited by Jonathan Hill. Profusely illustrated throughout with more than 550 full colour and b/w plates + photographs. A complete catalogue of the artist's work from 1964 on, including his early psychedelic contributions to Oz, as well as It and Gandalf's Garden, through to his more recent paintings, drawings and book illustrations. One of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist, with a fragment of an original artwork affixed to the title page, this copy additionally signed by by the book's publisher and editor, Jonathan Hill. Hurford contributed artwork to Oz #12 in May 1968 and went on to create more than a dozen pieces for the magazine, including the front cover of issue #45 (November 1972), as well as collaborating with Martin Sharp on the 'Show Your Head (Legalise Pot Rally)' poster of June 1968 (see item #98). Fine.

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