YOU HAD TO BE THERE ...
Martin Sharp was one of a handful of iconic gentlemen who shaped the look of the sixties through his vision and talent to demonstrate that vision on the pages of magazines and record covers of the times. Irreverent and controversial, he left behind a rich history of artwork and editorials that represented the pulse of a generation that endeavoured to make a difference through pushing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour and pointing out the hypocrisy of the generation in charge of their future.
Martin Sharp, artist, editor,underground cartoonist,songwriter and film-maker, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013. He said about art, " I think art is about tidying up, really. To tidy up, you've got to make a mess."
The Pornography of Violence Issue
Cover Illustration: Martin Sharp
1969 Pulitzer Prize Cover Photograph: Eddie Adams