Hey Frank, did you ever know Peter Saul while he lived in Austin? He was a painter/professor at UT from like 1981-2000 I think. I bet you two would have got along really well. He lives in NY now. I think he's the most egregiously overlooked artist in all of art history.
Alright well, I finally got a hold of the ebay theif I have his phone number if the artists need it you can e-mail me. He said they will be down by tomorrow.