Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

December 26, 2014 9:58 PM

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My generation discovered the big-eyed waifs at grandma's house or in the marginalia of our local thrift shops. The generation older than me knows that at one point Margaret Keane's big-eyed paintings of children were everywhere. From those cheap reproductions in your grandmother's bathroom to Life Magazine spreads showcasing the original Keane oil paintings in the opulent homes of Hollywood stars. By the late 1960s it seemed like everyone owned a Keane.

Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes released through Feral House was co-authored by Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson, based on an article that journalist Adam Parfrey conducted with Walter Keane for the San Diego Reader in 1991, decades after Keane's swinging heyday. Citizen Keane expands ...

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