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66. David Rohn
Growing up around seven brothers and sisters and having parents
"who were more passionate than organized" probably helped develop the
attention-seeking side of Rohn. This came to an unexpected halt at the
age of 12, when it seemed that he was suddenly being groomed for "middle
class propriety." Fortunately for the art world, even though he wanted
to please his parents, it may have been too late.
Apart from his chaotic upbringing, Rohn childhood immersion in NYC museums and all "the dinosaur skeletons and anthropology and wildlife dioramas, the Guernica at MOMA, the baroque nudes and Egyptian stuff at the Met, even the furniture," plus his uncle, the art aficionado, all played a part in this virtuoso's success. His performance art, via his off-the-wall, yet subconsciously recognizable characters, has been exhibited at MOCA, the Dorsch Gallery, and the Wolfsonian, among a host of others.
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Allen Charles Klein
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