Art: Blood and Valves

Visitors at Manhattan's Perls Galleries last week walked into two small rooms full of blood. Blood trickled over bare bosoms and in a pattern of veins up & down the stomach of a lady, whose only leg was a gigantic sausage that tapered off into a yawning volcano. Blood also oozed from the terrifying eye of an outsize male head. Blood was conspicuous in nearly all Painter Frederick Haucke's 20 nightmarish oils.

Son of a diamond mining engineer, Painter Haucke was born in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1908. He came to the U.S. as a child, later studied psychology in New York...

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