American painter John Kacere began his career as an abstract artist, inspired by the likes of Joan Miró and Paul Klee. In mid-life, in 1963, he became a completely different artist, not just figurative but hyper-real. He began painting women with such technical skill and in such painstaking detail that it simply looks like photography – but only beautiful women and only their crotches, thighs and butts. He kept at it for over 30 years, until his death in 1999.

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