Art Book. Original invite to the book's publication party, held in Covent Garden, London, on December 6th, 1972.
Art Book. Original invite to the book's publication party, held in Covent Garden, London, on December 6th, 1972.

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Art Book. Original invite to the book's publication party, held in Covent Garden, London, on December 6th, 1972.

Inscribed by Martin Sharp to "Felix", and SIGNED "Martin", with an added colour reproduction of his collage, "Goya/Whister", affixed by him to the top right corner. Glossy card, printed in black on one side only. 9.9x21.6cm.


Sharp's tiny collage combines Goya's "La maja desnuda" and Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1", so that in the latter Whistler's mother, Anna, a figure seated staring enigmatically into the middle distance, is replaced by Goya's reclining nude, her gaze returned unapologetically towards the viewer. Goya's painting was one of the earliest Western artworks to depict a female nude's pubic hair, a fact Sharp has drawn attention to here by highlighting her pubic area, nipples and lips in red ink.


Minor wear only, with a small drawing in pale red ink to verso, almost certainly by Sharp. Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate.

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