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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 hide tale in 1992—he came upon a few surprising proof. many years of complaints and countersuits published the truth that Keane used to be extra of a con guy than an artist, and that he compelled his spouse Margaret to signal his identify to her personal work. for that 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 known as Big Eyes, and it is scheduled for liberate in 2014. Burton's Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, was once dependent upon the Feral residence publication edited and released via 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, images, colour reproductions, and appendices with criminal files and pseudonymous essays through Tom Wolfe inflating gigantic eye artwork to these painted by means of the nice masters.

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