It looks like the the estate of the late artist Thomas Kinkade is spreading the wealth, now offering licensed goods on HSN as well as his regular venue, ShopNBC.
We were surprised when we got an email from HSN Tuesday morning saying that the day’s TS was a wall hanging from Kinkade for $40.
There were also a variety of other Kinkade items available, including a table runner and Christmas ornaments.
For several years now Kinkade, who passed away in April, has been a vendor on ShopNBC. Kinkade’s brother Patrick is apparently handling his business affair, and even has a statement on ShopNBC.com about how much his brother cherished his relationship with the No. 3 shopping channel.
Here’s what ShopNBC.com says:
Known as The Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade became recognized as America’s most collected living artist. Reflecting his modest background, Kinkade painted bucolic scenes with themes of simple pleasures and inspiring messages. With each brushstroke, Thom eloquently captured the beauty in the world with an instantly recognizable use of color and light.
As a devout Christian, Kinkade used his gift as a vehicle to communicate and spread inherent life-affirming values. Kinkade credited the Lord for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace, and joy into their lives through the images he created. The letters he received every day testify to the fact that he had achieved this goal.
As an Authorized Thomas Kinkade gallery, ShopNBC is proud to pay tribute with limited editions, framed art, canvas prints and other licensed products. Capture the beauty and tranquility of one the most widely collected artists in the world and display one of his masterpieces in your own home.
Perhaps ShopNBC has rights to the framed art, and HSN got the wall hangings.