Item #40350 Blowing In The Mind. Martin SHARP.


Blowing In The Mind.

London: Big O Posters Ltd., 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).

Sharp created the poster as a tribute to Dylan at Joubert Studios in Chelsea, a bijou space he shared with Bob 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.