- Portrait of "hipster dufus" Cosmo Kramer
(Michael Richards) in his favorite jacket seen
on episode No. 37 "The Letter" (3/25/92) of the
sitcom SEINFELD/NBC/1990-98. The portrait was
painted by Nina West (Catherine Keener), an
ex-girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld. Criticism of
the canvas masterpiece included the insightful
comments "His struggle is man's struggle...he's
a loathsome, offensive, brute, yet I can't look
"The Kramer" portrait critique:
"I see a
parasite, a sexually depraved miscreant."
is man's struggle."
"He is a
loathsome, offensive brute
--yet I can't look away."