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MAX ERNST - THE BIRDMAN.

London: Big O Posters Ltd. (Big OP6), 1967. Printed litho and silkscreen in blue, pink and black on silver metallic foil paper. 75x49cm. Sharp's tribute to Max Ernst, one of his main artistic influences (the Magic Theatre issue of Oz, for example), featuring a work from the fourth chapter of his collage novel, 'Une Semaine de bonté ou les sept éléments capitaux', published in Paris in 1934. A painted version of the image appears in 'Performance' in the scene where Pherber goes to pick mushrooms in the greenhouse. Short 4cm. crease to lower left corner, o/w Fine. Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate.

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