Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Barney Bubbles, Peter Max, Martin Sharp, Alex Grey, Keiichi Tanaami, Karl Ferris, Hapshash and theMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Barney Bubbles, Peter Max, Martin Sharp, Alex Grey, Keiichi Tanaami, Karl Ferris, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, Vaughn Bod, Mati Klarwein, Laurence Caruana, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Dave Sheridan, Stanley Mouse, The Fool, Bob Masse, Rick Griffin, Warren Dayton, Gilbert Shelton, John Coulthart, Jim Franklin, Ellis D Fogg, Alton Kelley, Fred Schrier, John Van Hamersveld, Amanda Sage, Pedro Bell, Robert Venosa, Wes Wilson, Mark Boyle, Ade Shaw, John Hurford, Victor Moscoso, Bob Walker.
Excerpt: Martin Sharp (born 1942) is an Australian artist, underground cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker. Sharp has made contributions to Australian and international culture since the early 60s, and is hailed as Australias foremost pop artist.
His famous psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others, rank as classics of the genre, alongside the work of Rick Griffin, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat and Milton Glaser. His covers, cartoons and illustrations were a central feature of Oz magazine, both in Australia and in London. Martin co-wrote one of Creams most famous songs, Tales of Brave Ulysses, created the cover art for Creams Disraeli Gears album, and in the 1970s, he became a champion of singer Tiny Tim, and of Sydneys embattled Luna Park.
Martin was born in Sydney in 1942, and was educated at Cranbrook private school, where one of his teachers was the noted artist Justin OBrien. In 1960, Martin enrolled at the National Art School at East Sydney, where he began his artistic career contributing to the short-lived student magazine The Arty Wild Oat, along with fellow artists Garry Shead and John Firth Smith.
He also submitted cartoons to The Bulletin. In 1961, he enrolled for two terms in Architecture at Sydney University before returning to the NAS. In late 1963 or early 1964 Martin met Richard Neville, editor of th...