26 March, 2006

God Save Us From The Good Christian

Posted by alex in Alex Linder, art, business, Christians at 4:42 am | Permanent Link

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Thomas Kinkade…painter of light by day, Pooh-pisser by night.

Last month, however, a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Assn. ordered his company to pay $860,000 for defrauding the former owners of two failed Virginia galleries. That decision marks the first major legal setback for Kinkade, who won three previous arbitration claims. Five more are pending.

It’s not just Kinkade’s business practices that have been called into question. Former gallery owners, ex-employees and others say his personal behavior also belies the wholesome image on which he’s built his empire.

In sworn testimony and interviews, they recount incidents in which an allegedly drunken Kinkade heckled illusionists Siegfried & Roy in Las Vegas, cursed a former employee’s wife who came to his aid when he fell off a barstool, and palmed a startled woman’s breasts at a signing party in South Bend, Ind.

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.

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Kinkade’s Muzak on canvas serves the same conformist, escapist sensibility that defines the middle class. Niggers become African-Americans, diversity is our greatest strength, we can all just get along.


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  7. 14 Responses to “God Save Us From The Good Christian”

    1. Ben Brown Says:

      Calling his paintings “Musak” on canvas shows that you don’t like uplifting wholesome themes in painting. I would take his mall art over Jackson Pollack any day. His bathroom proclivities notwithstanding, he isn’t a bad artist if this painting is typical of his style. I think the best art (and you will probably disagree with my view on this) is that which is appreciated by the man on the street. He knows what he likes as what appeals to his senses. His tastes haven’t been distorted by too much “education”. You can’t “educate” someone in the appreciation of visual art. You either like it or you don’t. Keep it simple.

    2. alex Says:

      Kinkade’s stuff is denatured just the way Muzak is – there is nothing in it that cuts. It’s is 100% safe. That’s why its primary appeal is to women. They use it as visual candles or pot pourri, to create a mood, not to inspire or move, as real art does.

      Kinkade’s work comforts people, but that’s about all that can be said for it. I would not call it wholesome any more than I’d call sugar-coated cereal nutritious. I don’t like Pollack either, although for different reasons. But it’s hardly an either/or. I go for Caravaggio and Manet’s “Bar at the Folies Bergere” – a picture that is also quite popular with the middle class, but of genuine artistic merit.

      Men should be as elite in their tastes as they can be. The circle that painted Pollack, as it were, is largely jewish and perverse – but very rich. True elite pertains to skill and creativity and taste, and originality, in the true sense.

      What we want from art is to give us something. Extend us. When we hear Janis Joplin sing, we feel what it is to an ugly horny girl from Texas, desperate for love. Whatever Kinkade’s virtues, he’s no more than half an artist. He’s serving a perceived market, if not cynically, certainly with commerce uppermost in his mind.

    3. alex Says:

      I would bet you that when Kinkade paints for himself it looks unlike the stuff he sells.

    4. James Hawthorne Says:

      Thomas Kinkade…painter of light by day, Pooh-pisser by night

      Seems the new website and format has given Alex a whole new lease on life .. I’ve never laughed so much for so long since the new format appeared.

      Bravo Alex !!

    5. Cowboy Zeke Says:

      Pretty painting of a typical house before niggers we our ekuuls. It’s quite funny, this guy paints shite for the masses, while being a churlish reprobate ass full of bragaddacio. The full screw you as he does. And people still buy his garbage. There is a lesson here.

    6. Sulla Says:

      Isn’t this about the time when Apollonian, the pea-brained Xian apologist extraordinaire, starts attacking Alex (ala stalking) and posting some irrelevant Xian horseshit gibberish? I’m just being proactive is all!

    7. Socrates Says:

      “Sulla Says:
      The 26th of March, 2006 at 6:46 pm

      Isn’t this about the time when Apollonian, the pea-brained Xian apologist extraordinaire, starts attacking Alex (ala stalking) and posting some irrelevant Xian horseshit gibberish? I’m just being proactive is all!”

      Heh, heh. :-)

    8. James B.W. Beavis Says:

      His art is rather schlockey(is that a word?),but at least he doesn’t use any elephant shit on them.

    9. Harry Tuttle Says:

      Excellent critique. I have felt this way many, many times about Kinkade. It’s Musak on canvas, the opposite of the good stuff in American life.

    10. Harry Tuttle Says:

      Contrary posters are also right. If it’s a choice between this bland crap and Piss Christ mobile aquariums by Enchilada niggers, it’s a no-brainer. I’d rather see a Kinkade on every street corner sign.

    11. Carpenter Says:

      Contrary posters are also right. If it’s a choice between this bland crap and Piss Christ mobile aquariums by Enchilada niggers, it’s a no-brainer. I’d rather see a Kinkade on every street corner sign.

      I agree. You can have both this and the kind of art that Alex describes. Something for the masses, something for those who aspire to be elite, eh? Just as long as the bland stuff doesn’t exclude the elite stuff, which I don’t think it does. Kind of like how you could have both classic music and folkish ditties back in the 18th century.

    12. Antagonistes Says:

      Siegfried will kick his ass! I’m not kidding! But this continual feud between elegant gay magicians and drunk, public-pissing Christian painters has got to stop!

      This article was hilarious!

      However, I have respect for Kinkade for all he has accomplished. I have seen his stuff in his galleries and it is very rich in color and texture. Photographs of his work do not do it justice.

      I like both Kinkade and Frazetta (whom Kinkade used to work for, for a while). Both are painters of pure fantasy.

    13. apollonian Says:

      Thanks much “Sulla”–it’s just I couldn’t think of anything appropriate to say for this blog at the time. Kinkade seems kinda weak, so too easy to pick on. I don’t attack Alex so much as what he says; when then he does underhanded Jewwy and female things like erasing my entries for blogs, that’s when I get mad and attack him personally–like when I ask if he really does look white (as he certainly doesn’t always act like it).

      And I proceed knowing I’m doing good and appropriate things for white race and culture, eh?–that’s why u anti-Christ pygmies don’t scare me though there may be quite a few of u popping up. IF U’RE WHITE, U WILL TOLERATE CHRISTIANITY, ALWAYS HEEDING TO STRICTEST REASON. Christianity is mere aesthetic, never forget, REASON is the human essence, hence then most white virtue. Christianity is sleeping giant which hasn’t yet begun to fight. U must consider Christianity rules AND WILL NOT TOLERATE THAT WHICH DOESN’T TOLERATE IT. Think u anti-Christs are tough?–u’re pathetic, actually. Honest elections and death to the Fed. A

    14. RUSSIAN /CELTIC WARRIOR Says:

      As an artist myself, I can only say a few things about this guy; anyone who acts the way he does proves he is not a real Christian; a Christian does what Christ did and follows how he lived and spoke here on Earth; he obviously does not; I have been around these type of phoneys for a long time to know that you don’t go to them to get your car fixed for sure, and you sure don’t trust them either.

      This guy is nothing but an order taker;In my opinion he is not an artist;a real artist is someone who puts mystery in one’s paintings; there is no mystery in his work; everything is pretty much the same old same old; he is a glorified decorator and commerical profiteer.