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Old 04-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Artist Thomas Kinkade dies unexpectedly..

The value of his art is expected to explode to TENS of DOLLARS!



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Old 04-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That was needlessly cruel and insensitive.
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his art was enough for ppl who loved it to love it..
its sad that he died.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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trailer park art

still art. but what was said in the article is correct. the guy was a scammer.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've not yet nor will ever likely pay a penny for his work.

But much of it is lovely.

I'll stop before I grump more about ... on his grave.
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It is sad that he died, and I'm not reveling in that.. but the scamtastic way his work was foisted on people who thought they were buying sincere, religious based art that would be a sound investment really sucked.

The machine behind the brand ruined any respect his work might have garnered or deserved, imho.

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He was a talented artisan and it's sad that he died so young, but an artist he was not.

Eh, sure, his work was pretty, but I have trouble finding artistic value in something like this...
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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art is subjective...
even a turd in the middle of a snow covered field will appeal to someone
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I had to look him up. Pretty pictures. The one attached above would make a lovely christmas card. Would I put it on my wall? Definitely not. Would my mom? Probably. XD
He painted what some people wanted. No harm in that. As for the above mentioned scam I can't comment, never heard of it.
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No, I'm not

I agree, in the realm of art there's a pot to every lid, preference wise. My mother had a velvet painter of a bullfighter when I was little and I would marvel at that thing and imagine myself being "So talented" one day.

I object to the "Beanie baby-ization" of it, the strong arm sales tactic and bullying that went along with his brand. A LOT of people were ripped off and LOT of salespeople were treated like crap and bullied in a LOT of his galleries.

It was big news in my area of Florida for a while.

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Federal investigators are contemplating a case against painter Thomas Kinkade and his company.

The investigation stems from charges filed by former dealers of the painter, who charge that Kinkade's company used its family values rhetoric to induce them into opening galleries, but ruined them financially through unfair business practices.
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If that's the case, why can't I get a dogs playing poker painting for our dining room?
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The art is fine. Not really my thing, but good enough for art at least.

That said, the man was apparently a bit of a jackass.
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If that's the case, why can't I get a dogs playing poker painting for our dining room?
Because I spent all of our discretionary Art Fund money on two "investment" pieces!



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art is subjective...
even a turd in the middle of a snow covered field will appeal to someone
But art is also a form of communication.

When you read Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings', the author creates an entire world in your head. There are entire music genres dedicated to themes such as rebellion, moodiness, religiosity and so on. Munch's "The Scream" is visualized desperation, Picasso painted war and destruction in "Guernica".

Heck, even a child drawing stick figures of mommy and daddy can convey its love for its parents and I wouldn't dare to throw such a picture in the garbage can, no matter how crudely it was made.

So what's the story behind houses in forests, with light pouring out of their windows? There's no attempt of communication in Kinkade's works, most of the time, there aren't even humans in them. At best he tries to twang some patriotic or nostalgic strings within us, stuff that's already in our minds, but he doesn't actually offer any new emotional input, there's absolutely no emotional investment from the 'artist's' side.

I browsed his online gallery, looking for some portraits, hoping to find at least some human element hidden between his depictions of buildings and other structures, but all humans are either too far away to see details of their faces or are looking away. The single picture offering a frontal view of an actual face that I could find was a horrid portrait of Jesus, with his eyes washed out and the mouth sealed shut, like those faceless men from "The X-Files".

So, no - it's not art.

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So, no - it's not art.
What is art is subjective. Kinkade's work may not be high art like a Jackson Pollock masterpiece, but it is art on some level.
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The single picture offering a frontal view of an actual face that I could find was a horrid portrait of Jesus, with his eyes washed out and the mouth sealed shut, like those faceless men from "The X-Files".

So, no - it's not art.
I dunno, that sounds like it would be a good expression of the state of the church today.

If I thought he cared, that is.

I don't think art has to have deeper meaning though. Sometimes it's ok to just be kitsch. Provided that the buyer knows the difference.
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But art is also a form of communication.


So, no - it's not art.
tell me theres no beauty in this somewhere.. and i shall call you a liar..



the point of art is to evoke emotion or reaction.. i say that guy who died is evoking something in you .. so therefor it must be art... at least to you...

i dont know anything about the scam behind the guy... or the guy in front of the alleged scam.. nor the art..

but everything is art to someone, somewhere.
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a lot of the time ppl think art is art because they dont understand it..
its like movies that win umpteen awards..
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