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Martin SHARP

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

  • Asia, Europe, England 1965-74





client (organisation)

Ginger's last stand, Nimrod. [2nd version] 1975 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creation Notes: 1982, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from four stencils Support: shiny white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 922/1000
Edition: second print run of 1000

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 lower right corner partially on printed image in fibre-tipped pen, 'Sharp'. not dated. inscribed lower left corner partially on printed image in fibre-tipped pen, '922/1000'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 58.2 h x 45.4 w cm sheet 66.2 h x 51.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 000226 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gift of an anonymous donor 1995.
Accession No: NGA 95.454
Subject: Theatre poster
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from an anonymous donor, 1995.