RIP, THOMA$ KINKADE

Douglas Wood
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.

http://gawker.com/5899949/lights-out-for-painter-of-light

4 Responses to “RIP, THOMA$ KINKADE”

  1. Allee Willis

    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.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_20356474/finding-cause-los-gatos-painter-thomas-kinkades-death

  2. k2dtw

    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…:)