I will always associate Curt's work for Screw with our "Paparazzi Self- Portraits." It was the portrait of Curt with Al Goldstein that got Curt the job at Screw; and many of his first illustrations for the paper were inspired by the way we had used famous people and unlikely juxtapositions in the "Paparazzi Self-Portrait" series. Our pictures, however, recorded actual moments and were always polite if not admiring; Curt's Screw centerfolds in contrast were contrived, painted pastiches that deliberately aimed to offend. The prolific Curt quickly established himself as one of Screw’s leading artists, taking his place alongside Robert Crumb, Vaughn Bode, Kim Deitch and others underground cartoonists from the 1960s who had also done worked for Al. Curt's provocative, humorous and topical illustrations always soared above their commercial context. They were in truth inspired examples of "Punk Art," and as such they were exhibited in "New York / New Wave," an important 1981 exhibition at the trendy art space PS 1.