Sunday, 8 April 2012

Thomas Kinkade

I thought it was interesting to note the very minor media attention given to the death of American painter Thomas Kinkade yesterday (BBC report here). 

His paintings and other products featuring his images are said to be in over 10million US homes; the 'Painter of Light' (trademarked) artist frequently claimed to be the most collected living American artist. His company reportedly made over $100m annually in sales of his works. He was effectively ignored by the art establishment who rejected his works as twee, populist and sentimental. 

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