The Resource Citizen Keane: : the big lies behind the big eyes, Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson, (ebook)

Citizen Keane: : the big lies behind the big eyes, Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson, (ebook)

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Citizen Keane: : the big lies behind the big eyes
Title
Citizen Keane:
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the big lies behind the big eyes
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Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson
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Language
eng
Summary
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. And now director Tim Burton is filming a movie about the Keanes called Big Eyes, and it's scheduled for release in 2014. Burton's Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, was based upon the Feral House book edited and published by Parfrey about the angora sweater-wearing B-film director. Citizen Keane is a book-length expansion of Parfrey's original article, providing fascinating biographical and sociological details, photographs, color reproductions, and appendices with legal documents and pseudonymous essays by Tom Wolfe inflating big eye art to those painted by the great masters
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1957-2018-
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Parfrey, Adam
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • 791.4575
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nelson, Cletus
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  • Keane, Walter
  • Keane, Margaret
  • Painters
  • Children in art
Target audience
adult
Label
Citizen Keane: : the big lies behind the big eyes, Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781936239962
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11858936
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remote
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11858936
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MWT11858936
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Citizen Keane: : the big lies behind the big eyes, Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781936239962
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11858936
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858936
System control number
MWT11858936
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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