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He Wupped Batman's Ass: The Complex Simplicity of Chicago Legend Wesley Willis

Published On 04/22/2016 Published On 04/22/2016
Wesley Willis
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“Willis didn’t boldly break the rules, because he didn’t know there were rules.”

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“[I Wupped Batman’s Ass] was audacious, weird, and funny. It made sense to a 16-year old who discovered irony last week. Then you get to ‘Chronic Schizophrenia,’ audacious became vulnerable, weird got lonely, and it wasn’t funny anymore.”

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“... he saw beyond the physical as represented in his drawings and understood the intricacies of fast-food-fueled, fast-paced corruptible urban living.”

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