As Maurice Chevalier said, “Thank Heavens for Little Girls” The kitsch world (and our house) is full of these big, sad eyed girls, from the genius minds of Keane(s), Gig, Eden etc. It does leave one to wonder, what happens to these girls as they grow up? Well, here’s an answer. This big-eyed maiden, with her placid face and the somewhat modest placement of her left hand seems to be blossoming into womanhood. She sits, mysteriously illuminated against the darkness of the black velvet, and from the look of it, apparently a bit chilly.
I found this damsel at a flea market last year with an asking price of $40. I offered $25, and the seller countered at $30. I suggested to him that the girl’s uneven breasts made the $25 price more appropriate. After a moment of silence, he said “I like her uneven breasts.” How could I argue? It was a deal at $30!