I first met Rockne in 1982. Sam Gilliam asked him to come downstairs from his studio to beat me in ping pong.
Rockne won the second game by one point.
We never played again.
I followed the anonymous “artist” upstairs to his studio to photograph the stormy aftermath of the games. To my surprise, I discovered that I had just played Rockne Krebs! My disbelief did not amuse him.
- Carol Harrison, 2011
Rockne, Sam and I agreed to meet at their studios on 14th & U.
I would photograph the 2 of them “for the art history books.”
It unfolded differently than I imagined. – Carol Harrison
“I Had a Friend in High School”
“My serve is so good,
“I am in your debt, and all I did was stand briefly in front of your camera. Sincerely, Rockne Krebs, Sept. 2008 P.S. And beat you in ping pong. Ho, Ho, Ho! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Thank you!”