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Martin Sharp's Psychedelic '60s Art Still Vibrant

Germaine Greer flashes back to the 1960s by visiting Martin Sharp's one-man show at the Museum of Sydney. Though the Aussie artist spent his early years in London, he eventually returned to Sydney in 1973, breathing new life into the art scene. He set up the Yellow House, an artist commune in Potts Point, and continued to influence the art world from his island continent. Sharp's psychedelic imagery, as seen in Martin Sharp Sydney Artist, is firmly rooted in the 1960s rock and roll scene, reflected in the iconic images he produced of Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and Jimi Hendrix.