"Lisa 1969 (Big Eyes) 37x25 "
Original Painting : Oil on Canvas
Size : 36x24 in | 91x61 cm
Framed : 37x25 in | 94x64 cmREDUCEDNEWFAVORITE25 WATCHINGFABULOUSWELL PRICED
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🔥Early 1969 Keane Nude - 23 Watchers - Inquire $$$$$
Hand Signed(C) M D H Keane 1969 , Lower Left With Brush
Condition Other - Two inch cut on lower right of canvas. Easy repair\
Framed without GlassOriginal Frame
Purchased fromPrivate Collector 2009
Story / Additional InfoA rare Keane nude- this saucer eyed figure provides us with a glimpse of the artist's early work outside the waifs she was selling via posters. A recent article places her as a major influence to the neo surrealists/pop surrealist and the founder of the big eyed school.
This tear can be relined and inpainted
Certificate of AuthenticityCenter Art Galleries
Margaret D. H. Keane - United States
Art Brokerage: Margaret Keane American Artist: b. 1927-2022. She was born in Tennessee. In the 1960s, Margaret Keane's artwork was sold under the name of her husband, Walter Keane. Walter Keane claimed credit for her work. Conflict over that issue was cited as one of the reasons they divorced. Walter and Margaret's divorce proceedings went all the way to federal court. At the hearing, Margaret challenged Walter to a 'paint-off' and created a painting in front of the judge to prove that she was the artist. Walter declined to paint before the court, citing a sore shoulder. In 1986, the courts sided with her, enabling her to paint under her own name. Her works while living in her husband's shadow tended to depict sad children in a dark setting, but after divorcing, moving to Hawaii her paintings took on a happier, brighter style. Keane is a fixture in popular culture. Some of her well-known fans over the years have included actresses Joan Crawford and Natalie Wood, whom she painted portraits of; filmmaker Tim Burton, who commissioned Keane to paint Lisa Marie; and animator Craig McCracken, whose characters the Powerpuff Girls are based on Keane's 'waifs'; additionally the Girls' schoolteacher is named "Ms. She will be portrayed by Amy Adams in the upcoming Tim Burton film Big Eyes. Sadly, Margaret died June 26, 2022. Original Paintings Listings wanted by Art Brokerage. Sorry we no longer accept listings for prints.