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Looking for someone to answer a value question on a Keane any of the experts have knowledge with Margaret Keane and the Walter Keane scandal?  I have a very rare original painting.

Second husband Walter tried to take credit for her work, but in their divorce proceedings, the judge asked each to execute an artwork.  Margaret readily complied, Walter declined, and the issue was settled.  Evidently, Walter had laid claim to earlier works that were signed simply "Keane". Margaret Keane's (1927 - )works are known for her haunting images of sad eyed children with huge black pupils.  At public auction, sales of her very best works top out at about $5,000.  Hope you have one of the top-notch original condition!  Best of luck.

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Stuart Cartwright


American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: and


I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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