Big eyes. You can’t avoid them if you collect dolls or kitschy art from the sixties and seventies. As it happens, I’m into that sort of thing, so today I thought I’d pay homage to the queen of big eye culture, Margaret Keane.
Rumor has it that Tim Burton will be making a movie entitled “Big Eyes” about artist Margaret Keane and her scheming ex-husband Walter. For years Walter claimed to be the man behind the brush, taking credit for all of her paintings. It was eventually settled in federal court, the jury siding with Margaret. I wonder who will play her…..
These dolls are dated 1983 and limited, according to their hang tags, to an edition of 2,000. Oh, that hobo outfit makes me cringe! And Yoko’s tabi socks need to be cleaned. What do you think about these dolls?