Monday, February 27, 2006

Kinkade Suit

The L.A. Times reports that an arbitration panel has awarded $860,000 to two former "Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery" owners in their claim against Kinkade and his company, "Media Arts Group Inc." Kinkade describes himself as "America's most collected living artist," and there was some evidence of that in the arbitration: according to testimony, Kinkade took in $53 million in sales royalties from 1997 through May 2005.