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Thomas Kinkade 1958-2012, US

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    Solo shows 2

    Making Sense of Thomas Kinkade - Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
    Thomas Kinkade Heaven on Earth - California State University Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA

    Group shows 1

    The Basilisk - Nicodim Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Last update: 06 Jul 2017

    Video Links 06 Jul 2009

    Selected Works From a Private Collection: Thomas Kinkade / Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich
    Selected Works From a Private Collection: Thomas Kinkade / Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, In 2008, German artist Christian Jankowski engaged professional teleshopping hosts for his parodistic shopping channel Kunstmarkt TV - Art Market TV for selling artworks by renowned artists like Jeff Koons. The performance was recorded by VernissageTV at our studio at Open Space / Art Cologne 2008 and broadcast live on our livestreaming platform. The footage was used for Jankowski's video of the same name. Someone who has started to use teleshopping channels already long ago is the American painter Thomas Kinkade (born in 1958, lives and works in Sacramento). Besides that, Kinkade uses other ultra-commercial marketing strategies as well. Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light", is promoting and selling his products - prints, gifts, golf gear - via teleshopping channels, his website, online gallery and shop, a blog, a newsletter, membership in the Thomas Kinkade Collector's Society, a YouTube channel, authorized galleries and retailers, etc. "Thomas Kinkade, The Painter of Light, creates glorious paintings from simple inspirations: family, tradition, community and a celebration of the beauty and goodness of God's creation. These motivations have illuminated the body of work that is collected and cherished throughout the world." (statement from the Thomas Kinkade Company website). The exhibition "Selected Works From a Private Collection: Thomas Kinkade" at Freymond-Guth & Co. Fine Arts in Zurich / Switzerland, takes a closer look at the phenomenon Thomas Kinkade. The show presents printouts of Kinkade's website, and a collection of Kinkade-products such as prints, and licensed partner products such as wallcoverings, books, and puzzles.- [Heinrich Schmidt]
    VernissageTV, Basel