Citizen Keane

Citizen Keane

The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Teary, big-eyed orphans and a multitude of trashy knockoffs epitomized American kitsch art as they clogged thrift stores for decades. When Adam Parfrey tracked down Walter Keane-the credited artist of the weepy waifs-for a San Diego Reader cover story in 1992, he discovered some shocking facts. Decades of lawsuits and countersuits revealed the reality that Keane was more of a con man than an artist, and that he forced his wife Margaret to sign his name to her own paintings. As a result, those weepy waifs may not have been as capricious an invention as they seemed. Parfrey's story was reprinted in Juxtapoz magazine and inspired a Margaret Keane exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. Director Tim Burton made a movie about the Keanes called Big Eyes, which came out in 2014. Citizen Keane is a book-length expansion of Parfrey's original article, providing fascinating biographical and sociological details.
Publisher: [United States] :, Blackstone Audio, Incorporated :, Made available through hoopla,, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781504608121
1504608127
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 33 min.)) :,digital.
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