There are hardcore art world people who think he [Lichtenstein] was the greatest thing and that these guys weren’t real artists. If these guys were so bad, why was Lichtenstein copying them? And he really got lazy, by 1963-64 he was taking the image, tracing it, sticking it in a projector and painting it. And when that painting sells for millions of dollars, it just really bothers me that nothing is given to the original artists.
I don’t think a lot of people know he directly copied his paintings from comic panels. I know I for a long time though he was creating original work that merely emulated comic book styles in paint. But every single painting he did was a copy, and he is held in higher esteem than the artists he copied from.
by the time someone finds this it may be too late. they boys have filled the yard already. i destroyed the milkshake long ago, that was what brought them here. but they do not relent. their patience is surely growing thin, and i don’t know how much longer the front door will hold.