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Thomas Kinkade has died- What are all admirers of Americana kitsch going to do?

“A Kinkade painting was typically rendered in slightly surreal pastels,” Joan Didion wrote. “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.” Read more about Kinkade… Thomas Kinkade's artistic legacy up for grabs.

2 thoughts on “Thomas Kinkade has died- What are all admirers of Americana kitsch going to do?

  1. Humph! Joan Didion is a pretentious bore who needs to get over herself. We who admire Mr. Kinkade’s work will still continue to like it, and we don’t care what art snobs think. What I find amusing is how the so-called art establishment thinks they’re so clever when kicking graves. It says more about their rotten values than it does about Mr. Kinkade’s art! He never gave a damn about the “inbred” arts community. He did what he wanted to do, and his fans loved him for it!

  2. I thought that Joan Gidion summed up Thomas Kincaid perfectly here. His ‘Americana’ is a little bit sinister, to say the least.

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