Big-eye Art: Resurrected & Transformed
, 2008 - Art
- 222 pages
In the late 1950s, throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, such artists as Margaret Keane. Gig and Maio created a new kind of mass-produced art known as 'big eye'. Now big-eye art has undergone a major revival, but with a twist the wide-eyed, endearing waifs of the earlier movement have transformed into fairies, mermaids, demons and myriad otherworldly beings, including the famous 'Blythe' doll. This extraordinary book showcases the dazzling works of over 20 of today's most significant big-eye artists, offering an insight into a fantastical, sometimes bizarre, metaphysical world.