Thomas Kinkade on Relevance
“The No. 1 quote critics give me is ‘Thom, your work is irrelevant.’ Now, that’s a fascinating, fascinating comment. Yes, irrelevant to the little subculture, this microculture, of modern art. But here’s the point: My art is relevant because it’s relevant to ten million people. That makes me the most relevant artist in this culture, not the least. Because I’m relevant to real people.”
Thomas Kinkade vs Richard Branson vs Andy Warhol vs Basqiat vs Paul Klee vs Kanye West vs Joey Ramone… Which is the best artist? Which the most transparent and insightful and true to themselves? One day let’s get drinks and talk late into the night about it… and about the implications our answers have on how we live.