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'Big Eyes' the latest in Tim Burton's gallery of pop-art portraits
'Big Eyes' the latest in Tim Burton's gallery of pop-art portraits

In the early 1990s, long before Tim Burton ever planned to make a movie about Margaret Keane, he traveled to Northern California to commission a portrait from the artist whose paintings of children with oversize, mournful eyes were a nearly inescapable backdrop to 1960s pop culture. "I went and visited her just because I was a fan," Burton recalled recently. "The work was very present in the culture I grew up in. There's something really creepy about it — this may have to do with it being at my grandmother's house or the doctor's office.... It was very suburban art. That had impact on me." From "Edward Scissorhands" to the stop-motion...

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