Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Golden Shower From The Painter of Light


File this under things you can't make up.

The LA Times reports that the Painter of Light (TM) might have a dark side, making this irresistable for The Planet.

If you haven't been subjected to Kinkade's work, it's sentimental in the extreme, which means suckers line up for blocks to buy an $800 paper print they can frame and hang over the recliner. Add his claim to be a devout Christian, and the church-addled can't snap up enough Kinkade night lights, toaster cozies, and Bible covers. Yes, Bible covers.

Kinkade says he's brought "God's light" into people's lives and that God guides his brush. Kinkade, however, is responsible for guiding his own urine.

According to one of the former VPs of the Kinkade Empire of Light (TM), Kinkade has a fondness for "ritual territory marking," which is anthropological twaddle for pissing on things. For instance, Kinkade whipped it out and soaked a statue of Pooh outside the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. "This one's for you, Walt," the artist supposedly said.

Disney could not be thawed for comment.

For more, see the LA Times story. (I've tried to post a link to the story but the link thingy is bollocks for some reason.)

Thanks to Rich for the heads up on this.

2 comments:

Stephen Blackmoore said...

You ever notice how his paintings look like there's a 4 alarm fire going on inside those houses? I keep expecting to see tiny charred children beating at the windows as "God's Light" consumes them in its cleansing flames.

secretdeadartist said...

All this time I thought he was just pissing in the wind.