Billion Dollar Painter - G. Eric Kuskey

Billion Dollar Painter

5.0 1 5 Författare: G. Eric Kuskey Inläsare: Jim Meskimen
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The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, selfdescribed “Painter of Light,” and the dramatic rise and fall of his billiondollar gallery and licensing business He was just one man, but Thomas Kinkade ultimately made more money from his art than every other artist in the history of the world combined. His sentimental paintings of babbling brooks, rural churches surrounded by brilliant fall foliage, and idyllic countryside cottages were so popular in the 1990s that it is estimated that one out of every twenty homes in America owned one of his prints. With the help of two partners a former vacuumcleaner salesman and an ambitious junior accountant who fancied himself a businessman Kinkade turned his art into a billiondollar gallery and licensing business that traded on the New York Stock Exchange before it collapsed in 2006 amid fraud accusations. One part fascinating business story about the rise and demise of a financial empire born out of divine inspiration, one part dramatic biography, Billion Dollar Painter is the account of three nobodies who made it big. One was a man who, despite being a devout Christian who believed his artwork was a spiritual force that could cure the sick and comfort the poor in spirit, could not save his art empire or himself. G. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade and close friend until the artist’s death in 2012, tells Kinkade’s story for the first time, from his art’s humble beginnings on a sidewalk in Carmel, California, to his fivehouse compound in Monte Sereno. It’s a tale of addiction and grief, of losing control, and ultimately, of the price of our dreams.
Språk: Engelska Kategori: Biografier

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Förlag: Blackstone Audio
Utgiven: 2015-03-08
Längd: 9T 29M
ISBN: 9781483021911

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