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    Big Eyes

    I can't believe that my mother bought four of Keane's paintings when I was little (late 60s I'm assuming) and put them in my room. They were pictures of two African American girls and two African American boy. She thought they were cute and all and since I grew up with them I didn't think anything of them. Yeah they were very darling in their frilly dresses, Mary Janes and suits. I kept them until I was in the 4th or 5th grade until I threw them out. They weren't fitting in with me trying to look like a cool person newly in her tweens.

    If only I kept them!!!!

    But then at time in the 60s and early 70s one would be hard pressed not to see those paintings.
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    Re: Big Eyes

    Oh I am sooooo excited to see the movie!

    KK, how awesome that your MOM had done that!

    Had you kept any of that artwork what would the value be today?
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    Re: Big Eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by momrek06 View Post
    Oh I am sooooo excited to see the movie!

    KK, how awesome that your MOM had done that!

    Had you kept any of that artwork what would the value be today?
    I have NO idea what they would be worth. I looked at her online gallery and saw some ranging from $195 to $800. I don't know of those prices were set before or after the news of the movie came out.

    The thing about it is that a lot of people had those pictures back in that day. It was just one of those kitschy things that was almost like a staple in a home that you took for granted. Think of kidney-shaped furniure, avocado-colored small appliances and burping Tupperware. That was our home!

    I didn't realize how cool we were! LOL!
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