Submitted by Douglas Wood April 10th, 2012
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As an AWMoK akitschianado, I felt it was my civic duty to report the death today of Thoma$ Kinkade, arguably one of the most successful artists of all time, and certainly the most successful in the United States.  Much beloved by the Christian community, I wonder what conspiracy theorists will say about his passing smack right in the middle of Good Friday and Easter.

Kinkade’$ painting$ can be bought in malls all across this great nation of ours (and in Sky Mall too) and if you shell out a few hundred bucks more, one of his certified artist$ will come to your home and touch up your painting, highlighting the areas of glowing light.  There sure are a lot of areas of light in the painting below.

But perhaps the greatest distinction of all for Mr. Kinkade is that his painting$, despite being the kitschiest of the kitsch, are, I assume, probably the ONLY insanely kitschy items that Allee Willis does NOT wish to hang in her home.  I guess there is such a thing as “too kitschy” after all.    For more info on the ma$ter of the ma$$ market painting, here’s a link below.  RIP, Thoma$ Kinkade.

4 Responses to “RIP, THOMA$ KINKADE”

  1. Allee Willis

    Hate to say this about a dead guy but no way in hell would I ever allow one of those paintings in my house. They make me nauseous to look at. He always struck me as a shyster of the highest order. However, I have also long been fascinated by this guy because no one ever mastered the mass-market painting market like he did. He’s the Sheraton and Hilton crappy art sales times 6 trillion. I do like what he does with light, but uuuccccchhhh, such overload. Maybe looking at his own paintings and business practices for too long finally killed him.

  2. k2dtw

    Great post!!! So young!!!…I guess there’ll be a autopsy?
    What??…he had Disney licensing???…incredible!!!.. Is that 2nd image Bambi??…rainbow, lightning, waterfall???…just another day in the forest…:)