By Cletus Nelson,Adam Parfrey

Teary, big-eyed orphans and a large number 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 disguise tale in 1992—he stumbled on a few surprising proof. many years of complaints and countersuits printed 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 won't 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 free up in 2014. Burton's Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, was once dependent upon the Feral apartment publication edited and released through Parfrey concerning the angora sweater-wearing B-film director.

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

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