BLOWING IN THE MIND.
BLOWING IN THE MIND.
BLOWING IN THE MIND.

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BLOWING IN THE MIND.

London: Big O Posters Ltd. (Big OP1), 1967. Poster printed offset litho in red and black on gold metallic foil paper. 74.7x49.6cm. Sharp's classic psychedelic rendition of Bob Dylan (later adapted by him for the cover of Oz #7). This copy has been SIGNED and dated ('11.12.2003') by Martin Sharp in black ink (front centre lower edge), and, due to its near indecipherability on the dark background, again on the back, with, in addition, his name written out.


Sharp created the poster as a tribute to Dylan at Joubert Studios in Chelsea, a bijou space he shared with Robert Whitaker before moving into the Pheasantry next door. He was assisted by his Finnish girlfriend, Eija Vehka-aho, whose multitudinous compass drawn circles (inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's knot design and the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley) became Dylan's hair, surrounding the central image of an enlarged photograph of Dylan wearing sunglasses.


A very Near Fine copy of Sharp's best-known and most popular work, and one of the key images from the 1960s. Scarce in this condition, and rarer still signed.

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