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  • Thomas Kinkade works on a study of Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., in September 2006. Hand-signed limited-edition reproductions of his work sell for $8,000 to $15,000. (Associated Press)

    Kinkade sales surge after death

    In Thomas Kinkade's hometown, at the gallery where his art career first took off, an original painting by the self-described "Painter of Light" sat unsold for years. Buyers were perhaps deterred by the $110,000 asking price.

  • Sales of Kinkade artwork surge after painter dies

    In Thomas Kinkade's hometown, at the gallery where his art career first took off, an original painting by the self-described "Painter of Light" sat unsold for years. Buyers were perhaps deterred by the $110,000 asking price.

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  • "It's been a tragic cost, unfortunately," Mr. Vassallo said of Kinkade's death, "but I know that Thom is looking down and bringing the people."

    Kinkade sales surge after death →

  • Mr. Vassallo also said he thought Kinkade likely left behind unreleased work that would help feed public demand even after the painter's death.

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