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.
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.
Thanks for the C d’ C!
My esteemed pleasure!
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…:)