Friday, April 13, 2012

The painter of light is extinguished

A week ago Thomas Kinkade suddenly passed away. The self-named "painter of light" is an American phenomenon - it has been estimated that in every 20th American household you will find one of his products. Obituaries have been predictably mild in spite of the controversy of his kitsch "art". The best read I encountered was by Bob Duggan, who draws an interesting parallel with Ronald Reagan. Well worth the click to read it.

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