It may be apocrypha, but the story going around the Beach table is that when little Lou was crib-bound, a stack of magazines and newpapers were placed alongside the teddy bear and blanket. Lou would spend hours tearing the paper into little pieces. This early mess was the beginning of a collage career that has spanned 40 years. (It may have been the earliest known paper shredder as well.)
Truth be told, there was no Beach table. The folks sitting around that plank eating kielbasa were actually named Lubicz. That’s pronounced “loo-beech”. And Lou’s birth name is Andrzej Jerzy Gregor Lubicz-Ledochowski. Why he would change it to Lou Beach has been a source of no small consternation to his mother, but a blessing to receptionists everywhere.
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