Ray Caesar

The Trouble with Angels  Ray Caesar says that issues with his father contributed to the arrival of Harry, an “alternate,” when he was 10. The boy is disguised as a girl in Caesar’s art, and remains present in his daily life as an alter ego. “Harry is beyond anger – he enjoys it,” says Caesar. “My […]

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Margaret Keane

Behind Big Wide Eyes ”Those sad-eyed kids, signed and sold by the voluble bibulous Walter Keane (1915-2000), were the work of Keane’s wife, Margaret, whose identity and authorship were kept secret. Keane never painted anything. Yet he could sell. By art market standards, the man was ahead of his time, prefiguring an era in which artists […]

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