Saturday, June 05, 2010

“THOMAS KINKADE IS A DEADBEAT”















The business practices of Thomas Kinkade – the massively successful painter of Christian-kitsch cottages – are coming under serious scrutiny as one of his companies goes belly up. This comes on top of long buzzing rumors about his connections with World Vision, a supposedly evangelical aid organisation that the paranoid conspiracy community has suspected for decades of being a CIA front operation with ties to brainwashing and the 1978 Jonestown massacre.

“One of Thomas Kinkade's companies filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, a day after a $1-million payment was due to former gallery owners who have tried for four years to collect on a judgment they won against the self-styled "painter of light." The Chapter 11 petition was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Jose in the name of the Kinkade production arm, Pacific Metro of Morgan Hill, Calif. It allows Pacific Metro to reorganize and puts an automatic stay on the collection of all judgments, including one for $3 million owed to Karen Hazlewood and Jeff Spinello. "Kinkade is a … deadbeat," said their lawyer, Norman Yatooma, who accused the artist and his Los Angeles attorney, Dana Levitt, of "breaching their agreement" to pay up. "Kinkade's word is as worthless as his artwork. His lawyer is no better." (Click here for more)

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6 comments:

Ian said...

The LA Times ran an article in 2006 that included this wobderful passage:

"And then there is Kinkade's proclivity for "ritual territory marking," as he called it, which allegedly manifested itself in the late 1990s outside the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

"This one's for you, Walt," the artist quipped late one night as he urinated on a Winnie the Pooh figure, said Terry Sheppard, a former vice president for Kinkade's company, in an interview."

http://articles.latimes.com/2006/mar/05/business/fi-kinkade5

Ian said...

"wobderful"? Oh well...

Löst Jimmy said...

Ian...that Kinkade fellow was taking the piss now surely?

Robert Fiore said...

You look at those paintings and you ask, "Where's the fucking Hobbit?" The Hildebrandt Brothers ought to sue.

Anonymous said...

But Hobbits lived in burrows.



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Ian said...

@Jimmy - apparently he incorporates dna from his urine into his signature, so I guess it's a bit of give and take.