MARTIN SHARP - BOB DYLAN, BLOWING IN THE MIND, 1967
Original Big O Posters Inc poster, 20"x30".
Artwork by Martin Sharp and Eija Vehka Aho.
Martin Sharp: "I adored the song 'Mister Tambourine Man'. In London I had a wonderful printer, Peter Ledeboer, who was printing OZ. He loved the idea of doing posters; he was a great publisher for me. And I really loved the effects of foil, so we printed on foil stock." (in 'Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art', Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel.)
The artist gave credit to his Finnish girlfriend, with whom he lived at the Pheasantry in Chelsea:
"I can remember my dear friend Eija Vehka Aho creating all the beautiful circles that make up Bob Dylan’s hair and which contribute so much to the work." (in 'Australian art in the National Gallery of Australia', Anne Gray.)
Vehka Aho recalled creating the circles with a pair of compasses.
Martin Sharp adapted the image of Dylan from a 1965 Daniel Kramer photograph of Dylan on stage prior to his August 28 performance at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York.