Do You Remember Walter Keane?

On Christmas afternoon Lenny and I always like to go to a movie and eat Chinese food.  This year, we ate Chinese (at Full Kee in High Point – delicious), but postponed seeing a movie.

One movie I’m anxious to see though is   BIG EYES – the story of Walter Keane and his wife.  If you’re over 55 or so, you might remember those sad big-eyed children’s faces and you either loved them or hated them.  Apparently enough people loved them at the time to make Keane an extremely well known and successful artist.  Unfortunately, Walter wasn’t the artist – his wife was.  He convinced her no one would buy the art if it were done by a female artist.  She went along with the lie until he divorced her and she tried to convince everyone of the truth.  I won’t spoil the ending if you haven’t seen it.

I was curious about other movies about artists, so I Googled it – Top Movies About Art or Artists.

The Top 15 Movies About Artists (according to IMDB):

  1. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  2. Pollock
  3. The Agony and the Ecstasy
  4. Frida
  5. Modigliani
  6. Girl With a Pearl Earring
  7. Lust for Life
  8. Camille Claudell
  9. The Art of the Steal
  10. Artemisia
  11. My Left Foot
  12. Vincent & Theo
  13. How to Draw a Bunny
  14. Basquiat
  15. Surviving Picasso 

For the rest of the movies listed, check out the entire list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls051851063/

I’m going to see how many I can find on Netflix.  Happy Streaming and Happy New Year from all of us at The Art Shop!

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