Fans of kitschy art know all about Margaret and Walter Keane, whose paintings of big-eyed children were a huge success in the 1950s. Walter claimed the art as his own, but it was subsequently revealed that Margaret was the artist. Leah Gallo’s Big Eyes: The Film, The Art (Titan Books, $30, out Jan. 27) is a lavish look at Keane’s art, and also Tim Burton’s upcoming film about the Keanes.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.