yeah, if you look at those books they put out (if you get yer sweaty little paws on 'em - they're very rare) you obviously see that she both pre-dated and post-dated work with walter's. he was an 'art director', never an artist. then there's that ridiculous culted-up 'lawsuit' and all. the life story of the keanes is one of those great american hustler-fuckup stories. sooooo california!
art* yea. margaret claimed in court that she was the artist behind 'the waifs' and she won a big judgement against walter. i'm prone to believe her because for all the time he hung out in the coffee houses walter never did a single sketch or scribble.
actually, margaret keane may have 'invented' the big eye school, but this looks a lot more like one of her imitators - 'eve'. keane's were more waif-like. these are mod.
if they were animals it would gig (or 'gag). there are others, too. but this one definitely looks like 'eve'.
when i worked in the coffee houses down here walter used to hang out constantly. i asked him once 'as an artist what advice can you give me?' his answer.....'if you have children w/ a woman, try and stay friends w/ her.'.
thanks walter, great advice.