James's post on Les Krims reminded me of something I read about Krims that relates to our current cartoon riots. In the very early 70s, Krims showed his prints -- maybe the stack o wheat murders? -- in Texas or some other conservative place. A local viewer was so upset by Krims's pictures, so offended, that he took the curator (?? my memory fails me) hostage. Or something like that.
You have to feel for the guy, that he got so offended.
And then you follow the Krims link and you find that he is an amazing anti-Left crank, who revels in his tweaking of the bourgeoisie and believes he has discovered the dark secrets of the Academic Left.Posted by dbrown at February 06, 2006 11:18 PM