This delightfully printed volume is essentially divided in three parts: an essay by Hunter and two sections of works - Margaret Keane's drawings and (those claimed to be) Walter Keane's drawings. In 1965 the couple was divorced; in 1970 Margaret Keane announced on a radio show that she was the true creator of the works, not Walter. He continued to claim authorship and she finally sued Walter in 1986, and the judge ordered both the Keanes to paint a portrait in the courtroom - Margaret complied, but Walter feigned a sore shoulder. Margaret won the suit.
The full page black and white reproductions of drawings and studies comprise the majority of the publication, and are reproduced on a cream-colored heavier paper stock. Printed in Japan. Item #916.
Condition: Near fine, 1 cm nick in the paper at the top of the back cover dust jacket and very faint creasing to the dust jacket; with a custom-made protective mylar jacket.