Burton's 'Big Eyes' is a window into art and fraud

December 22, 2014 10:40 PM

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An exploration of the paintings seems right up the artistic Burton's alley. The ubiquitous and repetitive works of women and children with gargantuan dark eyes were hardly high art, but had a transfixing appeal in their era.

Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) dreamed of being a painter and living a Bohemian life on the streets of Paris. Though he earned his living as a real estate agent, he imagined himself a cosmopolitan artist. That desire led to one of the creepiest wish fulfillment stories in modern history. Think of th...

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