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An image of Sunshine Superman by Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp

(Australia 21 Jan 1942 – 01 Dec 2013)

Sunshine Superman
Other titles:
Sunshine superman
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
screenprint, printed in black and blue ink from two stencils, on silver foil laminated paper

74.1 x 49.6 cm sheet

Gift of Lucy Swanton 1978
Accession number
© Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Not on display
Bibliography (9)

Roger Arthur Butler, Poster art in Australia: the streets as art galleries - walls sometimes speak, Canberra, 1993, 61 (colour illus.). not AGNSW impression; dated 1968

Michael Desmond and Christine Dixon, 1968, 'Happiness is a new idea', pg. 29-34, Canberra, 1995, 31, 94. not AGNSW impression; titled 'Sunshine superman'

Mike Evans, The art of British rock: 50 years of rock posters, flyers and handbills, 'Draw the dream', pg. 46-73, London, 2010, 67 (colour illus.). not AGNSW impression

Norman Hathaway, Electrical banana: masters of psychedelic art, 'Martin Sharp', pg. 36-61, Bologna, 2011, 60 (colour illus.). not AGNSW impression

Michael Organ,, 'Sixties Shar, p -, Bulli, 29 Jun 2013, n.pag. (colour illus.). viewed 21.01.2014,

Michael Organ.,, 'Sunshine Superman', Bulli, 29 Dec 2013, n.pag. (colour illus.). viewed 31.01.2014,

Ted Owen, High art: a history of the psychedelic poster, 'Martin Sharp', pg. 139-141, London, 1999, 126, 140 (colour illus.), 143. not AGNSW impression

Martin Sharp, Survey 14: Martin Sharp, Melbourne, 1981, n.pag.. not AGNSW impression; 54; titled 'Donovan - Sunshine Superman'; dated 1968

Natalie Wilson., Notes from the river caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp, 'Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp', Sydney, 2006. Website catalogue for the 'Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp' exhibition held at the AGNSW in 2006.

Exhibition history (4)

Survey 14: Martin Sharp, 15 May 1981–04 Jul 1981

1968, 29 Jul 1995–29 Oct 1995

Australian Collection Focus: Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston & Martin Sharp, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Sep 2006–19 Nov 2006

Pop to popism, 01 Nov 2014–01 Mar 2015