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Late Night FDL: Thomas Kinkade “Painter of Light,” Kitsch, Dead at 54

Artist Thomas Kinkade--whose paintings featured bucolic, idealized landscapes and homespun visions fraught with cloyingly twee Christian themes, as though Rick Santorum's frothy dream of America spilled out of his well-lubed head and splattered on a canvas--has died at age 54. And the faux-art market world is one ego smaller.
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