Girl 'Sharpie' gang, St.Kilda West, 1975 – Limited edition of 100


Image of Girl 'Sharpie' gang, St.Kilda West, 1975 – Limited edition of 100

In the 1970s 'Sharpies' were in, as was smoking – everyone smoked. Though they allowed me to photograph them, two of the girls in this group were not at all enthusiastic and two were, at best, ambivalent. However, I managed to get the shot before they realised how to say yes or no. All this made sense to me, as at the time the Sharpie sub-culture somewhat paradoxically condoned violence as well adhering to a strict moral code.

This photograph comes from the series 'St Kilda Photographs'. Over two years Crawley shot over 5,000 negatives, all of which were developed and printed in a homemade darkroom in St Kilda. This exhibition of photographs was exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975.

Printing Stock
The photograph is of the highest quality available. The print is made onto archival Museo Silver Ragg 300 GSM heavyweight art stock. As long as it is displayed correctly this photograph will never degrade.

Available in two sizes:
Large: Image size, is 30 x 20 inches (76x51cm).
Large: Paper size is 36x24 inches (91x61cm), and this can be trimmed to size by your framer.

Medium: Image size, is 20 x 13 inches (51x33cm).
Medium: Paper size is 24 x 16.5 inches (60x42cm), and this can be trimmed to size by your framer.

Immediately beneath the bottom edge black border the photographer has written in black pen: 'Girl 'Sharpie' gang, St.Kilda West'. On the left side is your unique photograph number, and on the right side is the photographer's signature and date.

When the photograph is framed the above information can obviously be made visible or invisible, depending on how the mount board is cut. Your framer will explain this.

Framing suggestions
Black wood frame of appropriate dimensions, pure white acid-free archival mount board, and acid-free foam-core archival backing board.

Alternatively we can supply the photograph framed for you - and if this is done Richard will additionally sign the mount board in pencil for you, as well as all titling, dating and numbering. Please contact us for more information about this service, including freight. Or read more about framing here.

Please note that all photographs are supplied unframed.