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By Cletus Nelson,Adam Parfrey

Teary, big-eyed orphans and a mess of trashy knockoffs epitomized American kitsch artwork as they clogged thrift shops for decades.

When Adam Parfrey tracked down Walter Keane—the credited artist of the weepy waifs, for a San Diego Reader conceal tale in 1992—he chanced on a few surprising evidence. a long time of proceedings and countersuits published the truth that Keane was once extra of a con guy than an artist, and that he compelled his spouse Margaret to signal his identify to her personal work. for this reason, these weepy waifs would possibly not were as capricious an invention as they seemed.

Parfrey's tale used to be reprinted in Juxtapoz journal and encouraged a Margaret Keane exhibition on the Laguna paintings Museum. And now director Tim Burton is filming a film concerning the Keanes referred to as Big Eyes, and it is scheduled for liberate in 2014. Burton's Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, was once established upon the Feral apartment e-book edited and released by means of Parfrey concerning the angora sweater-wearing B-film director.

Citizen Keane is a book-length enlargement of Parfrey's unique article, supplying attention-grabbing biographical and sociological info, photos, colour reproductions, and appendices with felony files and pseudonymous essays via Tom Wolfe inflating substantial eye artwork to these painted through the good masters.

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