The Kramer from Seinfeld

Cosmo Kramer (played by Michael Richards) was Jerry Seinfeld’s doofus-hipster friend on NBC’s Seinfeld (1989-1998) The character of Kramer was originally based on the real-life Kenny Kramer, a neighbor of co-creator Larry David from New York, but Micheal made it a point to never meet him. The painting appeared in Season 3, Episode 21. The original artist is unknown.
According to The Seinfeld Dictionary:
The Kramer”
1. a portrait of Kramer painted by Jerry’s artist girlfriend Nina.
2. bought for $5,000 by a wealthy couple (The Armstrongs).
3.
quote: “He is a loathsome, offensive brute, yet I can’t look away”– Mr. Armstrong
4. quote: “He transcends time and space. He sickens me. I love it.” — Mr. & Mrs Armstrong aKramer
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