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Relative of discredited 'Big Eyes' artist makes a Keane defense
Relative of discredited 'Big Eyes' artist makes a Keane defense

In the new Tim Burton film "Big Eyes," Amy Adams stars as artist Margaret Keane, whose husband, Walter, bullies her into allowing him to take credit for her paintings — artworks of maudlin moppets with teary, platter-sized eyes that made Keane a household name and earned the couple a fortune in the late 1950s and '60s. But now that the film is out and the last of Walter Keane's 10 siblings died last year, one family member has come forward to dispute the notions that Walter couldn't paint and that Margaret conceived the big-eyed motif. Billy Keane, nephew of Walter (played as a charismatic con artist by Christoph Waltz), said his mother, Lillian, was...

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