Road to Abraxas : Part One: 1942-1979 : the Biography of Martin Sharp as Told to Lowell TarlingBook - 2016
Martin Sharp was an integral part of international Pop Art in the 1960s, magnified through his covers for OZ magazine in Sydney and London, his covers for Cream, and posters of Dylan, Hendrix and Donovan. His efforts at making The Yellow House and Luna Park cultural precincts, were aided by his screen prints and exhibitions to flaunt the work of others, especially the singer Tiny Tim. In this first of two volumes, Lowell Tarling offers us a way into the enigmatic and reclusive artist, through interviews with Sharp and all of his trusted friends, including artists Tim Lewis, Peter Kingston, Garry Shead, photographers Greg Weight, Jonny Lewis and William Yang, film-maker Phillippe Mora, actor Lex Marinos, musicians Mic Conway, Jeannie Lewis, Tiny Tim; Richard Neville and Jim Anderson from London Oz. Lowell Tarling was a close friend of Martin Sharp and other Yellow House artists for over forty years and has been recording interviews and discussions with Martin and the rest of us all that time. This is an extraordinary archive of primary source material of those heady and life changing times. - Roger Foley-Fogg (Ellis D Fogg) Martin Sharp, through this wonderful collage of interviews, reminds us all, that ETERNITY is just around corner. - Jonny Lewis
Publisher: Exile Bay, New South Wales, ETT Imprint, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Sharp : 1942-1979 a biography of Martin Sharp as told to Lowell Tarling