Thursday, July 01, 2004
Swooning With Joy
"Painters of Blight" show at Roq la Rue in Seattle
As you probably know, Thomas Kinkade, the famous "Painter of Light," has made millions of dollars with his customized prints of day-glo cottages against backdrops of enchanted forests. He has a team of "Kinkade-trained Master Highlighters" who go over reproductions of his work with oil paint. For this show, artists Jim Blanchard, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Robert Hardgrave, Claire Johnson, Charles Krafft, Pat Moriarity, Erin Norlin, Marion Peck, Benton Peugh, Robert Rini, Bonni Reid, Mark Ryden and Kipling West have highlighted pages from the Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light with Scripture: 2004 Deluxe Wall Calendar, in their own distinct styles.Thank goodness the courts are still protecting "homage" (see below).
I had actually thought about paying my own peculiar tribute in the latest Art a Day challenge to this individual (will not say artist) whoring away in the fields of "art" and "writing" (have you seen "his" romance novel line? oh my lord), so I'm glad to see I don't have to. People of Seattle, you must go and tell me how this show turns out.
Will work on the collages now.
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