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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 07:46 AM
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chrisTian fundie artist Thomas Kinkade Busted For Alleged DUI
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MONTEREY, Calif. Authorities say California artist Thomas Kinkade spent a night in jail after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

California Highway Patrol officials said Monday that Kinkade was pulled over outside Carmel and arrested by a CHP officer just after 10 p.m. Friday

CHP Officer Robert Lehman says the 52-year-old Kinkade was booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. He was released Saturday morning.

Kinkade is famous for his paintings of cottages, country gardens and churches in dewy morning light.



More:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/14/thomas-kinkade...

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Painter Thomas Kinkade arrested for alleged DUI
By Kim Minugh and Hudson Sangree



Famed Placerville-raised painter Thomas Kinkade has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk outside Carmel, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A Monterey County sheriff's deputy initially pulled over Kinkade's Mercedes Benz for a vehicle code violation Friday night, said CHP Officer Robert Lehman. After making contact with the 52-year-old Kinkade, the deputy suspected that he was drunk, Lehman said.

The deputy called the CHP to assist, and an officer performed tests to determine that Kinkade was impaired, Lehman said. The CHP officer arrested Kinkade just after 10 p.m., Lehman said.


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Kinkade did submit to a blood test, Lehman said; however, the CHP is not releasing his blood-alcohol level.


Monterey County Sheriff's Dept. - Thomas Kincade booking photograph from the Monterey County Sheriff's Dept.

More:
http://www.modbee.com/2010/06/14/1209457/painter-thomas...



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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 07:54 AM
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1. Shit
I thought he was dead!

:)
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 07:59 AM
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2. Then you REALLY paid WAY too much for his paintings. n/t
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:33 AM
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11. Perfect response!
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:00 AM
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3. Bad idea to get in car and drive drunk
People should stay at home and drink.

I enjoy all kinds of art. I've collected the best of what I can afford from Haitian paintings and metal works to Tibetan bronzes. I have one Picasso lithograph. My heart belongs to the Renaissance and I also like Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolist works...and women surrealists.

Thomas Kinkade's nostalgic paintings have made many people happy. Out of his hundreds or thousands of paintings I may actually like 5 or 6.

I've seen that art snobs have alienated regular folks from art.



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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:05 AM
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5. I like Wyland.



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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:20 AM
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7. I like sugar, but just a spoonful or two here and there in a given
recipe, and not nine hundred thousand wheel barrows of it, which is how Kinkade's paintings feel to me.

Nine hundred thousand wheel barrows of sugar.

The idyllic houses he paints don't seem to have drive ways or mailboxes.

They don't seem to have human beings much either.

I think with the standard Kinkade Disneyscape we're a hell of a long way from Caravaggio or Remedios Varo.

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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:35 AM
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13.  OMG somebody who knows Remedios Varo! Yay!
There are tons of saccharine hokey in Kinkade's work. Didn't he start out as a movie mat painter?


But I imagine after I die if there are cottages and houses in heaven I'd like one of those Tudor influenced stone houses by a stream. And a pretty bridge. No floods.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:40 AM
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16. Remedios Varo is a wonderful jolt to the system. I have a print of
Edited on Tue Jun-15-10 09:39 AM by saltpoint
"The Creation of Birds," and still hold it very high on my list of modern works.

I can understand the appeal of a Tudor house by a stream. But when I picture such a house, I want different people living in it than Disney characters. Possibly a retired minstrel and his artist wife. Or maybe Juliet and Romeo, miraculously having survived their narrative in Shakespeare, gone on long into older age, living together at the edge of the world in a quiet glen and inside those stone cottage walls still know what to do with a summer's evening, their true union the room's only source of light.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:38 AM
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15. This one has a driveway and and mailbox


Actually it's my house in the middle of being painted recently, but it is Kinkade-esque
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:42 AM
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17. LOL! My favorite part is the lawn bags in the front yard. Excellent.
Lawn bags, trash bags -- whichever they are.

I'm yet to see Kinkade paint even one lawn bag!
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:51 AM
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18. Cute house!
Do elves deliver your mail? ;)
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 09:56 AM
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23. Yeah and sometimes the garden troll hides in there.
Really pisses the elves off.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:01 AM
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4. I hope they charged him with something for that goatee, too.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:13 AM
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6. And his art sucks as well. Traced and painted in bullcrap!
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:23 AM
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8. Next painting: a whimsical little jailhouse
precariously perched next to a creek all fuzzy and frosty.
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Joanie Baloney Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:23 AM
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9. Too bad he got released
He could have created a whole new niche - prison schlock art. Jail cells covered in ivy, wishing wells in the common areas, a cobblestoned green mile, and rainbows and unicorns in the showers. I'm sure it would be a huge hit!

Missed business opportunity, Mr. Kinkade!

:puke:

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:25 AM
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10. Someone should be sending a biopic script to Jack Nicholson posthaste.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:34 AM
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12. Next: Arrest him for PUI
Painting Under the Influence

There's enough evidence in one painting that the man needs to sober up and get clean.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:38 AM
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14. He should have been imprisoned long ago for his "art"
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:53 AM
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19. I subscribe to the 'something for everyone' school of art
Snobbery bad. I hated it when I'd visited houses where there was no art, no books. Better book and art I don't like than none. ;)
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 09:12 AM
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21. Well, I can agree about the books, anyway
I love to read.

Mr Pip loves to read.

We both love music.


Our tastes in books and music overlap in some areas, but where they don't, it doesn't bother me. As long as a person reads and/or loves music, that's all that matters.


Art? ehhhh....

I'm afraid I'm a bit of a snob there. Elvis on velvet paintings and those dogs playing poker, Thomas Kinkaid, etc. I think I would rather see no art than to see that stuff on someone's wall. :+

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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:57 AM
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20. Drunk Tank at Midnight is now available at a mall near you.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 09:15 AM
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22. He's quite possibly the only "artist" on the planet...
who can paint a puddle of drunk-vomit so pretty you'd want to swim in it...


:7

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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 10:08 AM
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24. He should be put in prison for "crimes against art". nt
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 04:21 PM
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25. TK is on ShopNBC NOW
I was clicking and noticed "Thomas Kinkade: Painter of Light" on ShopNBC. I haven't seen the man's work since he was on QVC about 8 or 10 years ago.

OK, his work is worse than it used to be. Much more schmaltzy. My partner remarked on Kinkade's gestalt being akin to the sugary Nazi paintings. Yes, I suppose TK drinks a lot. His perspective has gotten BAD. And why oh why the red azaleas and other flowers all over the place?

TK actually compared himself to A. Bierstadt, painter of the unspoiled American West as well as South America!!! The man needs some humility.
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