A leading figure of West Bohemian underground culture and leader of the artistic group the Pathological Orchestra of the City of Marianske. He was also the author of its chronicle. He was known as a “mad” poet, artist and performer. The nickname “Mad” refers to his wild and vivacious nature and his unchained and energetic performances. His companions considered him a Czech form of the accursed poet, who lived according to his own rules during any regime. He was a lifelong “alternative” person and freedom-seeker. At end of his days he lived as a homeless person in Marianske Lazne. He died of a heart attack.
Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
- Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
- Chmátal, Jonáš
Fenomén Underground: Ve stínu železné opony — Česká televize. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/10419676635-fenomen-underground/413235100221001-ve-stinu-zelezne-opony/
Stárek, František , interview by Chmátal, Jonáš , March 30, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection