So Max Beckmann is a German Expressionist painter I came across while in art school in Detroit so, so, so many years ago. At first he (and all German Expressionists) touched (me where I pee) and haunted me. Literally. I had incredible, horrible NIGHT TERRORS after reading before bed! Then, after living and performing in Berlin for 5 months (in THE RUDY COBY SHOW), I got to see a retrospective on him and George Grosz. Changed my eyes forever.