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Naming Rights

  • Penelope JacksonEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the fraudulent practices of Australian artist Elizabeth Durack who reinvented herself as Aborigine artist Eddie Burrup and American artist, Margaret Keane, of the ‘big eyes’ fame. Durack deliberately established the art of Eddie Burrup, staging a significant announcement when she thought it was time to come clean. This backfired somewhat but Durack continued to believe that the work of Burrup flowed out of her and she couldn’t see any wrongdoing. Her amateur artist entrepreneurial husband Walter Keane forced Margaret Keane, to paint the works and let him sell them as if he was the artist.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TaurangaNew Zealand

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