New vacation death, artist Thomas Kincade dead at 54

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    AN FRANCISCO (AP) — California artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches were big sellers for dealers across the country, died Friday, a family spokesman said.Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of what appeared to be natural causes, David Satterfield said.
    Kinkade's sentimental paintings, with their scenes of cottages, country gardens and churches in dewy morning light, were beloved by middlebrow America but reviled by the art establishment.
    The paintings generally depict tranquil scenes with lush landscaping and streams running nearby. Many contain images from Bible passages.
    Kinkade, a self-described devout Christian, claimed to be the nation's most collected living artist. His paintings and spin-off products were said to fetch some $100 million a year in sales, and to be in 10 million homes in the United States.
    "I'm a warrior for light," he told the San Jose Mercury News in 2002, in reference to his technical skills but also the medieval practice of using light to symbolize the divine. "With whatever talent and resources I have, I'm trying to bring light to penetrate the darkness many people feel."
    Before Kinkade's Media Arts Group went private in the middle of the past decade, the company took in $32 million per quarter from 4,500 dealers across the country 10 years ago, according to the Mercury News. The cost of his paintings range from hundreds of dollars to more than $10,000.


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    This guy was huge once. Sixty Minutes did a story on him. He had a unique style with light in his pictures.
     
  2. TeeDonkey

    TeeDonkey Well-Known Member VIP

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    Well I hope all those TK painting my father bought my mother all those years are worth something now. Ill kick some towards DAwgs! Ever since that april fools day joke over the other place I want Dawg to crush that shit bag!

    BTW thanks for the heads up OP, I may have missed this in the news
     
  3. HorsetoothBeth

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    Yes!!!! (Oh sorry, that sounds bad) My Mother has 11 of those things. $$$$$
     
  4. Undead

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    His house only had 4 chimneys...no wonder he died.
     
  5. Winston Ono

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    He was no Holger Drachmann.
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  6. OV

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    He was (allegedly) a rude buffoon, obnoxious alcohol abuser, and a sexual harasser with sleazy business ethics including more than a few lawsuits filed against him. Maybe it was Karma. :dontknow:
     
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    Now I wonder how much my Kincades are worth... :scratch:
     
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    took the words right out of my mouth...he was a phoney christian who was ripping off his customers left and right..he had other people (artist) painting his shit and touching them up with the light...sort of like a painting factory..his crap is worthless...
     
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    considering he was a marketing whore and more than 10 million people have one. Ill say 0.0
     
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    Died of natural causes at 54¿?¿?

    What is it, 1812¿?¿?
     
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    Ali laughing at these deadpools.
     
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    Ugly, ugly paintings like something you could buy at Target.
     
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    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

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    He was a little ahead of me in the same college. He isn't particularly respected there.
     
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    Goodnight Funnyman. :bigcry:
     
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    Which will be more valuable in the future. Thomas Kinkade prints or Howard's photographs of Beth.
     
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    HIs paintings look a little like Wiggy's photoshops--meaning tacky.
     
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    Don't worry, this garbage will continue to be mass produced to adorn the walls of white trash mansions everywhere.
     
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    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

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    ^^
     
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    Beth posted the sad news earlier on her Twitter:
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