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Martin SHARP

Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1942 – Sydney 2013

  • England

Ginger's last stand, Nimrod. [1st version] 1975 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, ink; paper offset-lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple plates Support: wove lithographic paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: Nimrod commissioned eight posters from Martin Sharp each with a typical print run of 100. Seven were issued to promote productions staged at the theatre. “They also commissioned a poster to commemorate their 10th birthday, 'Nimrod 10', which features Ginger Meggs in an Al Jolson pose. Nimrod re-issued all eight posters Martin did for the theatre as a set in 1982, edition of 1000. Both editions were printed by McGregor's. In the second edition the printmakers prepared new stencils and printed the works on higher quality paper than the original print run." [information from Ric Davidson, Nimrod staff 1982-84. 8 September 2009.]
Primary Insc: signed on plate lower right 'SHARP'. not dated.
Dimensions: printed image 57.8 h x 44.3 w cm sheet 57.8 h x 44.3 w
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 000225 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gift of Darryl Collins 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.2245
Subject: Theatre poster
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Darryl Collins, Canberra, 1987.