Let me just add a few things:
I used to call Mirage a lot back in the 80s. Everyone there was really nice. I even called Jennifer, and she called me back and was incredibly gracious. But when I talked to Karl, the only thought that popped in my mind, "That man is a jerk." I only know of one Nagel collector who ever had a positive encounter with Karl.
Even in the Todd Bingham interview with Pat and Karl, look carefully. Karl is uptight, interrupts Pat, and comes off prickly. Pat appears very even keeled, but not particularly connected with Karl, like he tolerates him, but that is about the extent of it.
Back at the old forum, an artist that was represented by Karl during the same period as Mukai basically alleged that there is not much difference between a thief and an artist's publisher/distributor, which would seem to suggest something both about the art business in general, and Karl specifically.
Now that the Nagel estate is revisiting the marketplace for Nagel's work, let me say I am not alone in being most thankful Karl is not involved.
Finally, I also own "Adam." I love it.
It is quite different than Nagel's men, though I readily admit I love the way Nagel rendered both his men and women. Nagel's men are aloof, like most of his women. "Adam" is not aloof in the least. Like Nagelite, I like that you were inspired by Pat, but put your own stamp on it. I am also a Leyendecker admirer and I can see that in your work, though I see it in the early Nagel work as well. I particularly like the way you rendedered eyes.