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By Joyce Morgan

'Martin wore tight pants that have been striped purple, white and blue, like a Union Jack, and an embroidered Afghan vest. In entrance of his face he carried, like a lollipop, a grin on a stick. As he went, he bowed to passers-by. Even on King's highway, he stood out.'

Martin Sharp's paintings was once as singular as his kind. He blurred the bounds of excessive paintings and occasional with photos of Dylan, Hendrix and bare flower teenagers that outlined an period. alongside the best way the irreverent Australian used to be charged with obscenity and collaborated with Eric Clapton as he drew rock stars and reprobates into his world.

In this richly instructed and fantastically written biography, Joyce Morgan captures the loneliness of a privileged early life, the heady days of the underground journal ounces in addition to the exuberant creativity of Swinging London and beyond.

Sharp pursued his quixotic dream to grasp van Gogh's Yellow residence in Australia. He obsessively championed eccentric singer Tiny Tim and used to be haunted through Sydney's Luna Park. Charismatic and paradoxical, he turned a recluse whose cellphone by no means stopped ringing.

There was once not anyone like Martin Sharp. whilst he died, he used to be defined as a stranger in a wierd land who left at the back of a path of stardust.

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