August 5, 1986

On This Date in in 1986 it was revealed that artist Andrew Wyeth had secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor, Helga Testorf. This is not considered creepy, as it is believed that Mrs. Testorf knew that she was being painted and/or drawn. But it is also believed that Mr. Testorf and Mrs. Wyeth were unaware of Andrew Wyeth’s little secret hobby, so it was considered naughty.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to August 5, 1986

  1. John Testorf says:

    When Wyeth’s wife and I discovered what had been going on, we decided that it would only be fair if I also drew her.

    Unfortunately, I’m a terrible artist and she refused to take her clothes off, so the results were less than spectacular.

  2. Joel Byers says:

    Which is quite ironic since Mrs. Testorf also refused to take her clothes off for Mr. Wyeth and the results still turned out pretty damn good.

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