- Media category
- Materials used
- screenprint, printed in colour from multiple stencils on wove paper
- 50.2 x 38.5 x 1.5 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. in margin, blue pencil "M. Sharp 81".
- Anonymous gift 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Martin Sharp/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Martin Sharp was a bona fide pop artist of the 1960s and pioneer of appropriation in Australian art. In his work, 'Ginger in Japan', Sharp has cheekily inserted Australian comic book character Ginger Meggs into the landscape of a Japanese ukiyo-e wood block print. Here, Sharp has irreverently combined high and low art, a practice he instigated in his 'artoon' series of paintings in the early 1970s. This image would later be reworked into a major painting by Sharp and his collaborator Tim Lewis in 1996.
Other works by Martin Sharp
See all 36 works