Wednesday, November 13, 2013

San Francisco: Keane Eyes Gallery


updated December 31, 2014


Keane Eyes Gallery  3040 Larkin St./Beach St., (415) 922-9309; www.keane-eyes.com.  By appt.


Located across from Ghirardelli Square, this expansive gallery is devoted to the work of artist Margaret Keane.  Well-known for her paintings of children and animals with big round eyes, she can make even a bull dog look cute.  Prices range from $35 for a poster to $850 for a limited-edition print to original paintings beginning at $12,000 and rising to more than $185,000.  Back in the Beat era, her paintings hung at Enrico Banducci’s famous hungry I nightclub on Jackson Street and you could pick a painting up then for as little as $50.  "Big Eyes," directed by Tim Burton--who is a longtime collector of Keane paintings--and starring Amy Adams and Terence Stamp, tells more of the story. 


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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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