Skip to comments.Painter Of Light Arrested (Thomas Kinkade)
Posted on 06/15/2010 2:13:18 AM PDT by plinyelder
The painter of light is having a dark period.
Thomas Kinkade, the Placerville native who became one of the world's wealthiest artists with his sentimental landscapes and Christian motifs, has had a string of legal troubles.
His company owes millions of dollars to art gallery owners who successfully pressed fraud claims.
Earlier this month the firm filed for bankruptcy protection from those gallery owners and hundreds of other creditors.
And on Friday, the 52-year-old Kinkade, who calls himself "the painter of light," was arrested on a DUI charge outside Carmel, where he owns a home.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
There’s one lovely Kinkade print that was posted on FR a few years back - probably during the time he was being investigated for scamming investors.
I think it was called “Cthulhu and Lighthouse”
I’ve searched high and low for it but cannot find it.
NautiNurse, check out #26!
“Will they revoke his artistic license?”
How about running him out of Carmel?
I agree that there is some delusional “hate” out there for anything that has even a hint of a “Christian” message. However, the Kinkade paintings do not pass muster as refined art. There are issues with his perspective and lighting. Look at the shadows on the ground in any of his paintings and you will determine that the world he paints in has more than one Sun (at least two in every painting). Having said that, I have a gallery proof of “Hometown Lake” in my dining room that was appraised at $4k, putting it in the price range of art that should not have these types of errors. I like playing with the light dimmer to change the appearance in the painting. Regardless of imperfections that most people would not notice, they are beautiful pictures.
35-40 years ago, Van Gogh’s work was exhibited in St. Louis and I saw it there. Maybe it’s just the internet perspective; in person, up close, the pictures are just incredibly powerful and beautiful. They are painted so skillfully that they almost seem to emit light, his self-portrait esp.
I own the “Apple Hill Victorian” (Springtime At Heartwick House Camino) which is a P/P #7 of 95.
I was offered $7500.00 for it last year.
Not in the Van Gogh arena but .. not bad considering that I paid $500.00 (including the frame)!
To paraphrase Don McLean, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as him...
Ah, I remember that thread. Just about wet my pants laughing.
That Kinkade parody (”Cthulhu and Lighthouse”)was from a Kinkade-wrecking contest on somethingawful.com. We’re not allowed to link there, and I can’t find any way to search their forums.
I think I’ll try to find the old thread in the archives.
I remember you posting a really funny one of a Lebanese woman shrieking in front of one of Kinkade’s cottages.
We’re also on the lookout for “Cthulhu and Lighthouse.”
With lots of trees, flowers, and waterfalls!
To all those complaining on the thread......just buy his work in the form of puzzles. Works for me.
My wife has a particular distaste for him because of the unethical way in which he markets his work. He runs of 15,000 prints of an image and then sections them off into smaller “limited” editions to make them appear more exclusive.
In short, he does everything to give his work the image of an investment when he’s actually flooded the market with little more than expensive posters.
Trying to find it now.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.