Martin SHARPA MCGREGORNIMROD THEATRE, The Venetian twins, Nimrod. [1st version] Enlarge 1 /1

Martin SHARP

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

  • England

A MCGREGOR

Australia

printer

NIMROD THEATRE

client (organisation)

The Venetian twins, Nimrod. [1st version] 1979 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from three stencils Support: lithographic paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run of 100

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: no inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 101.2 h x 75.6 w cm sheet 101.2 h x 75.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Andrew Speirs 1984.
Accession No: NGA 84.390
Subject: Theatre poster
Provenance:
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Andrew Speirs, Brisbane, March 1984.