I was first amazed by this artist after seeing this mentioned piece at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC. I became enthralled, however, when I saw The Helga Series at the Mint Museum in Charlotte several years back. Here, I was captivated by his series of paintings of a female neighbor that was held secret to only the artist and the model for decades. Each blade of grass or each strand of hair has its own brushstroke. The detail could intimidate even the most accomplished realists-- amazing.
Sad to see this icon of American art pass.