Here is Rockstar himself, Mongo Nikol standing alongside abstract expressionist artist Tommy Mew. (Photo by none other than another equally notorious figure-slash-artist Ben Mack.)
What's the connect? Tommy Mew, living breathing painting lesser-known contemporary of such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, John Cage, and Marcel Duchamp, (there is obviously a big Black Mountain College link here), Tommy Mew was also my teacher.
Ben Mack and I visited him on our way to a presentation on performance art at Black Mountain College Gallery (ie the birthplace of contemporary PA in America) where I was, naturally, performing.