In the early 80s there was a big article in an art mag about this artist. The images were so touching, clever, funny.  I’m pretty sure I have the cut out pages in a box somewhere still.  A couple of years ago I finally saw a small painting in person, and now the Hammer Museum has a whole slew of drawings, paintings, and sketchbook pages among many other things.  The show as an exhibition got a sketchy writeup in the local paper, but for me, the art transcends the curators’ success or failure.  Jesus in the Arms of Krishna.  The very idea.  See the real thing.  It will be up until August 28.

http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/198

PS.  I found Paul Thek, Artist’s Artist for sale online from Walmart. What?