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Post #212 • February 12, 2004, 7:45 AM • 5 Comments

A test of your imagination, courtesy Coagula.

Take a minute and try to picture in your head a woman who sells Thomas Kinkade paintings on eBay.

What would she look like?

What would her promotional page look like?

Do you have an image in your head?

If so, you can click here to test your psychic/analytic powers.

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bm

February 12, 2004, 4:08 PM

wow..she even has celine dion playing...you know somehow the glamour shots poses, the dion, and the kinkaid (sp?) all make perfect sense together, in a plan nine from outer space sorta way..but not nearly as cool.

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Nate Martin

February 12, 2004, 6:49 PM

If you really want to be frightened, click through to her tres patriotic personal home page. Chock full of hazy glamour-style head shots, ca. 1998 site design, and salutes to the military, law enforcement, and cute fuzzy animals everywhere. You can even choose which cheezy electronic song you want to play while you browse (I chose "Baby Elephant Walk," personally).

3.

Nauseous

February 13, 2004, 12:59 AM

Let's not judge the Master of Light by his followers....

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Troy Swain

February 13, 2004, 6:39 AM

I love the link. I see a lot of younger artists trying to capture that 1980s Glamour Shots look for their art.

I just wanted to say that a few years ago there was a great article about Thomas Kinkaid in _Art Issues_ magazine. The writer was mentioning that contemporary artists should pay attention to what he's doing and that the art world ignores him at their peril.

It's not that he's an interesting painter or that he does anything that is even remotely original, but he has created a completely new market for his art. This, the writer claimed (and I agree), is what all artists should be doing.

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Nate Martin

February 13, 2004, 8:41 AM

I just realized that Kinkade and Mark Kostabi actually have a lot in common. I don't think I want to live in the housing development inspired by Kostabi's "art," though!

http://www.salon.com/mwt/style/2002/03/18/kinkade_village/

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