Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Admit it: It's sort of hilarious when bad things happen to Thomas Kinkade
Thomas Kinkade, creator of much "art" that would look most at home on the walls of a room at the Motel 6, is SO busted.
Apparently he was pressuring people into opening galleries of his work, then screwing them over. And now the FBI is involved.
Joan Didion snarks on Kinkade nicely in her book Where I was from in which she writes:
""A Kinkade painting was typically rendered in slightly surreal pastels. It typically featured a cottage or a house of such insistent coziness as to seem actually sinister, suggestive of a trap designed to attract Hansel and Gretel. Every window was lit, to lurid effect, as if the interior of the structure might be on fire."
Take that, kitsch boy...