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Post #649 • October 20, 2005, 2:11 PM • 8 Comments

Nick Paumgarten profiles Leo Koenig for the New Yorker, and life imitates caricature.

Via Brook via Kerry.

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1.

Jack

October 20, 2005, 3:40 PM

And I say I'm too sexy to show myself in public places. Riots could ensue, you know.

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moustache anear

October 20, 2005, 11:38 PM

maybe you should be talking about minor 19th century french paintings again...That really seems to put fire in the belly around here..sheesh! can you all be any more disconnected from the planet???

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oldpro

October 20, 2005, 11:54 PM

Do you have any suggestions about how we can be more "connected to the planet", Moustache, or did you just drop by to take a dump?

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JL

October 21, 2005, 6:53 AM

Koenig aside, the backstory of that Bareikis guy is pretty harrowing.

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Franklin

October 21, 2005, 7:00 AM

Moustache, I notice that things get a little quiet when we have a hurricane in the neighborhood. It's okay.

JL, yeah. Also, Hubert Neumann seemed, if nothing else, to know the score.

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Jack

October 21, 2005, 9:50 AM

It's OK, Oldpro. I expect there are atheists who feel they should barge into churches on Sunday to tell the congregation they're out of touch with reality. (Sh)It happens.

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wwc

October 21, 2005, 10:12 AM

Konig's connections and how he screwed over Zwirner were interesting but seemed from another planet.

I knew Erik Parker from school in Texas (Kathleen, you must have known him too) and can see him enjoying this two-fisted art life. He was always a little prickly, but mostly good natured and a very hard worker. But 25 - 45K for the paintings?

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Kathleen

October 21, 2005, 11:58 AM

I knew Erik. He always seemed to find ways to work with his shirt off as often as possible. He helped a friend of mine one time who was printing (litho-and she didn't need the help); he took his t-shirt off, found the smallest apron in the shop, grabbed the roller and got to work.

I'm glad to hear that he is doing well; he was an incredibly hard worker, and one of the little group who won the majority of the undergraduate awards, so the faculty ought to feel vindicated. I would have been a lot more sad to learn that he had been floundering.

Wwc, I wonder what James is up to? I knew for a while, but I haven't heard anything about him in a few years.

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