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Magic's new normal

January 27, 2012 - 9:14pm

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PICTURE: The Illusionists

HE CLAIMS to be the antithesis of the conventional magician.

"Anti-Conjuror" Dan Sperry sports heavy goth-punk make-up and clothing, numerous body piercings and tattoos.

More than a passing resemblance to fellow magician Criss Angel or shock rocker Marilyn Manson, perhaps?

The 28-year-old US illusionist, a semi-finalist on the fifth season of reality talent series America's Got Talent in 2010, told The New Paper over the phone from New York: "Absolutely not!

"My image embodies a very raw form of horror, not like Manson or Criss."

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