In this much reprinted photo of Alice Neel's studio (recently NYTBR 1-2-11), her portrait of me at age 23 is in the middle right. Alice painted this when she was staying at the studio I shared with Stamos. I was telling Alice about my first Aesthetic Realism Lesson with Eli Siegel. I think what we talked about then made for the quality of the painting.
I am immensely pleased to say that Damned Welcome: Aesthetic Realism Maxims by Eli Siegel and drawings by Chaim Koppelman is being republished with a new Foreward written by me.