>>His “vapid and sophomoric” art is loved by many people, not for being deemed worthy by people such as you, but for its simple goodness.<<
drango, like so many of his liberal ilk, thinks of himself as an effete, but his words betray him as a child in a museum repeating lessons his mommy taught him that to colored dots on an orange background is “intellectual” while comforting and lovely art is for the proletariat.
As always, the liberals who root for the masses on the sidelines are snobbish elite - the self-appointed Bourgeois who won’t even accept the irony of that designation. Not only that but they are the priggish elite with no sense of taste at all. But they buy into the base shucksterism of fast talking “artists” who possess not a whit of talent. Which is hilarious when you see a $250,000 painting over their mantle that is new-age schlock.
We almost need drango here as an example for our children of what not to be.
He was also quite good at self promotion, as in the example of the Thomas Kinkade galleries that popped up like franchises in all the better custom frame shops in every town of any note at all.
Suffice it to say, there are equal or greater artistic talents doing greeting cards for Hallmark, but you don't see anyone clamoring to call their efforts “art.”
You'd be far better served buying antique animation cells from Disney classics, from an investment standpoint. Pretty much the same vibe as Kinkade, too, when you get right down to it. I always expect to see little elves or Bambi cavorting around somewhere in a Kinkade print anyway.
***As always, the liberals who root for the masses on the sidelines are snobbish elite.***
Forty years ago there was a popular artist whose work was everywhere. The Libs hated his work so bad they constantly derided it. The Artist said it made him so sad to be savaged by the critics that he cried every time he went to the bank to make a deposit. ;-D