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Title

Ginger in Japan

1981

Artist

Martin Sharp

Australia

21 Jan 1942 – 01 Dec 2013

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  • Details

    Date
    1981
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    screenprint, printed in colour from multiple stencils on wove paper
    Edition
    16/50
    Dimensions
    50.2 x 38.5 x 1.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. in margin, blue pencil "M. Sharp 81".

    Credit
    Anonymous gift 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    568.2018
    Copyright
    © Martin Sharp/Copyright Agency
    Artist information
    Martin Sharp

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    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.

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