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1968

  • Work on this object began.

2009

  • We acquired this object.

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2017

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Poster, Blowing in the Mind/Mister Tambourine Man, 1968

This is a poster. It was designed by Martin Sharp and made for Big O Posters Ltd.. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is lithograph on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

For this poster featuring Bob Dylan, Sharp drew inspiration from the musician’s signature curly hair. Radiating circular motifs imitate the curls and also borrow from Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut, seen nearby. Just above Dylan’s forehead and scattered throughout, Sharp inserts the knot patterns that Dürer created in the early 16th century.

This object was donated by Sara Benda and Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

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Its dimensions are

74.8 x 50.5 cm (29 7/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Blowing in the Mind/Mister Tambourine Man, 1968; Designed by Martin Sharp (Australian, 1942 - 2013); USA; lithograph on wove paper; 74.8 x 50.5 cm (29 7/16 x 19 7/8 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-12-25

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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