Artists: Baal Booster

Richard Lindner's art comes on with the blaring oompah of a brass band. His subject is people—notably women. They are overripe nymphets whose hearts belong to Dada. Emblazoned in garish circus colors, more powerful than comic-book Supermen, his colossal caricatures loom like contemporary Baals.

His hard, bright images of the current scene, now on view at Manhattan's Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, make Lindner seem almost pop. But he is 65 and neo-nothing. He has successfully spanned the decades between the black Brechtian satire of his early years in pre-Hitler Germany and...

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