A craze that moved the world.
New York Times said it wasn’t art.
The public thought better. Indirectly Margaret #Keane had an influence on #Diego.
Demand by the public for Diego to please paint something similar to Keane’s girls with #BigEyes at first fell on deaf ears.
For a long time Diego resisted. He prided himself in his refusal to ever copy.
Finally, Diego would not admit it; but, he did a few paintings of young girls without sacrificing his own style.
The Diego #Collectors loved them. Here is one owned by Paul Mehler.
AC DV History #191 1/16/2015