Art: Creamy & Sticky

Monday through Friday, David Lene-man paints silk ties and blouses. His shimmering cravat art—fauns, peonies, moons, banjos—is strictly for cash. But on weekends he goes out to the garage back of his Hollywood house and paints for fun, in the most enjoyable way he knows.

Leneman's Sunday art, which went on exhibition in a Los Angeles gallery last week, is as rich, sweet and indigestible as a double fudge sundae with caramel sauce. His cakey circus clowns, blobbed Bible scenes and dripping bouquets made many gallerygoers smile. But fellow artists were impressed. "How," they kept asking, "does he get his effects?"

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