Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind The Big Eyes

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from Largehearted Boy Review by Benn Ray
Back in the '60s and '70s, Walter Keane's big eyed waif art was culturally ubiquitous. Even through the '90s, you couldn't walk through a thrift store without spotting kids with huge eyes. This art was so popular it inspired a wave of lesser imitations. Working on an article years, later, writer Parfrey came upon a fascinating discovery via a series of lawsuits and counter-suits - that it wasn't Walter Keane who had been creating the art, it was his wife, Margaret who had been doing the work and signing Walter's name to it. This book unravels the mystery and is the inspiration for the upcoming Tim Burton movie, Big Eyes.
(Posted on 6/12/14)

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