World of Keane: Thirty-Two Paintings and Drawings by Walter Keane. Creative Books, La Jolla, CA (1983). First Edition stated. INSCRIBED BY KEANE "Princesses/Sharon and Shelly-/Exciting meeting you-/This little gift covers/a 'Big Bit/of my world--/from your new/artist friend--/Walter KEANE/Enjoy it/14 May 96'(sic)" - on what appears to be a dedication page. Ironically the book is dedicated to the "women" behind a successful man.
This is a paperback book with some wear on the cover edges and light bumping to the cover tips. There is slight separation behind the copyright page. There is a small black streak on the bottom of the pages. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings in the book (highlightinhg or othrwise) no creases or folds to the pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print-on-demand.
Keane was famous for the paintings portraying mostly of young people with soulful 'Big Eyes'. It was later shown in some 'paint-offs' that he was not the artistic talent, but that his second wife, Margaret was the painter of the 'Big-Eye' portraits. She would later adapt the style from children to various animals and adults. BB11a