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‘Painter of light’ Thomas Kinkade dead at 54

The self-anointed “painter of light” and “most collected” U.S. artist, Thomas Kinkade has passed away of what his family says are natural causes in his home in Los Gatos, California. Critics have called his work sentimental and disparaged his depictions of idyllic rural landscapes and scenes from the Bible, but…

The broken ethics of the evangelical economy

Via Ezra comes this interesting angle on a lawsuit against “artist” Thomas Kinkade that may have larger implications for the subculture I like to call the evangelical economy. There’s a lot of complications in the Kinkade empire, but the lawsuit in question is over the predatory relationship Kinkade had with…

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