Martin Ritchie Sharp
(1942 - 2013)
Martin Ritchie Sharp was active/lived in Australia, England. Martin Sharp is known for rock music album covers, collage, posters, portraits.
Biography Martin Ritchie Sharp
Following is The New York Times obituary of Martin Sharp, December 5, 2013
Martin Sharp, 71, an Artist Who Shaped Imagery of Rock, Dies
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
He painted Marilyn Monroe blooming in a van Gogh vase, devoted decades to documenting the cultural significance of Tiny Tim and was sentenced to prison for breaking obscenity laws in his native Australia.
Martin Sharp, who died on Sunday at 71, pursued his distinctive Pop Art for half a century without much concern for whether it was popular. But for a brief period in the late 1960s, his muse helped shape the imagery of rock music.
It started with a beer at a bar in London in 1967. Mr. Sharp had arrived the year before to start London Oz, an ex
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