OZJETS D'ART.

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OZJETS D'ART.

Private View Invite card for Ozjets D'Art, a fundraising sale of work by various artists in aid of the Oz Obscenity Fund, held at the Clytie Jessops Gallery, King's Road, Chelsea, April 20th, 1971. Designed by Richard Adams and illustrated with cartoons. Printed in black on yellow card stock. 20x11.5cm. States: "Works include originals by leading Oz graphic artists and contributions by David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Jim Dine, Joe Tilson, Andy Warhol, Gerald Scarfe, John and Yoko, Martin Sharp, Patrick Procter (sic), Michael English and others".


George Melly was the auctioneer for the sale, David Hockney's original drawings for the lithograph of the three editors were included, as was Germaine Greer's Phun City Bikini with its embroidered pubic hair 'snatch-thatch' from the Pussy Power Oz, and Oz subscriber John Lennon donated drawings and his white piano. Others who contributed include Alan Aldridge, David Bailey, Edwin Belchamber, Terry Gilliam, Anthony Haden-Guest, Mike McInnerney, Philippe Mora, David Nutter, Ralph Steadman, and Heathcote Williams.


Clytie Jessop opened her gallery in 1967 at 271 King's Road, a short walk from the Pheasantry, where she exhibited fellow Australian artists Philippe Mora and Barbara Hanrahan, among others, and played host to London's bohemiam milieu and numerous celebrities, including Peter Sellers, Zandra Rhodes and Jean Shrimpton.


Small stain and old central vertical and horizontal folds, o/w Very Good plus.

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