Peachy Keane

11/08/2008

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Margaret Keane has been painting doe-eyed children since the fifties – at first sold under the name of her husband Walter Keane. Dark images of forlorn moppets hung in many orange and avocado-hued homes including my own. A longtime art-world punch line, Keane has recently seen her work come into its own as the kids of the sixties come of age and want to own a piece of childhood nostaglia.

2009 will see the filming of Big Eyes, a film centered on her phenomenal success and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works during her career.

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2 Responses to “Peachy Keane”


  1. Beautiful.

    It really is a new day rising.

    And our new president considers himself an artist!

    Check it out:

    http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/president-obama-the-artist/

    We did it.

    Yes we did.


  2. Beautiful.

    It really is a new day rising.

    And our new president considers himself an artist!

    Check it out:

    http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/president-obama-the-artist/

    We did it.

    Yes we did.


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