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OZ magazine
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Object statement
Magazine, 'Oz', February 1964, paper, art direction by Martin Sharp, edited by Richard Neville and Richard Walsh, published by Oz Publications Ink Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1963
Art direction and original art work by Martin Sharp.

The magazine was published by Oz Publications Ink Limited, of Hunter Street, Sydney, and printed by The Times Press, Sydney.

February 1964, publication date
Magazine was purchased by the donor, for personal use, at the time of publication.

The cover, and content of this issue caused the publishers to face trial on an obscenity charge.

 This text content licensed under CC BY-NC.

Description
Oz magazine consisting of sixteen A4 size pages, printed in black ink on white paper, stapled together. The cover features a photographic image of three young men using a bronze sculpture as a urinal, in an accompanying caption the sculpture by Tom Bass, which decorates the facade of the P & O building, Hunter Street, Sydney, is described as the "Tom Bass urinal" a public convenience for "P & O'ing". Contains text and illustrations of a satirical nature, addressing political and social issues of the time.

Designed: Sharp, Martin;

Made: Oz Publications Ink Limited; Sydney; 1964

Made: The Times Press; Sydney; 1964


Used: Mack, Vanessa; Australia

Owned: Mack, Vanessa; Australia
Marks
Printed on the front cover: "OZ/ No. 6... FEBRUARY/ 1/3"; Editorial information printed on page 12: "Editors: Richard Neville, Richard/ Walsh./ Art Director: Martin Sharp/... Published by 'OZ Publications Ink Limited/ 16 Hunter Street, Sydney, BW 4197; XM1448"/ OZ is not sponsored by an instit/ -ution, organisation or pressure/ group - it is the only genuinely inde-/pendent magazine in Australia".; Printed on back page "The Times Press, 3-13 Queen St., Sydney". Handwritten in blue ink on cover: "VANESSA DEANS" and "*" marking the cover photo, "*" also marks articles on pages 7, 13 and 16 (these are the articles that were considered obscene).
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Height
275 mm
Width
203 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Vanessa Mack
Subjects
+ Popular culture
+ Social criticism
+ Politics
+ Censorship
+ Drug abuse
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/140771 |title=OZ magazine |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=31 August 2015 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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