Artist lovingly paints Texas fast food joints in Kinkade-esque scenery

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/13/artist-lovingly-paints-texas-f.html

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Ugh, Kinkaid; the epitome of all bland, generic corporate “artwork.”

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But, IRONY! /s

But I do kind of like these, as they take that very bland idea of what an ideal America looks like (as epitomized by Kinkade’s work) and injects our modern advertising landscape into that idealized blandscape. It gives it a realistic twist, ironically enough.

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Really; we may be in an agree to disagree kinda’ thing.
Because I think it’s this guy.

Heh, ascot… what a dick!

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#5

Oh, I concur; I just have never liked Kinkaid’s homogenized works.

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Not withstanding the headline I seem to recall the notes themselves were not that bad

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Indeed. I’m not a fan either. Maybe we just associate it with dentists or doctors offices, which all seemed to have them in the 80s… or they just suck. Or both. Both is good.

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#8

Exactly.

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#9

WhataBurger? I crave it forte-nightly!

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#10

Obligs:

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i guess i’m lucky in my choice of doctors. my pain management specialist has collages and abstract lithographs. my orthopedist has beautiful, stark, black and white photos of gnarled old trees. my primary care physician has minimalist, abstracted landscape paintings in her waiting room. neither of the latter run fox news in the waiting room either. i wish i could say that about my pain management guy.

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Oh, I think in general doctors office’s today have much better wall art… I was thinking of the 80s. Most people have TVs in waiting rooms now adays, though.

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#14

Also because of wild speculation, his works are like the Beanie Babies of the art world.

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If you find yourself driving on an interstate in Texas and see a billboard for Bucees, take that exit and check it out. There’s one outside of Waco that we always stop at.

Things to check out:

  • 100+ gas pumps - biggest gas station I’ve ever seen
  • spotless, large, bathrooms (I’ve only been in the men’s and there are probably 100 urinals and toilets, all are super clean)
  • a huge selection of junk food for the road
  • decent prepared foods (I usually get tacos)
  • Texas kitsch

If you google for “bucees waco” google will show you photos.

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Happy little accidents - with fries.

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And Beaver Nuggets (yum)!

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I love finding those old ads (esp ones from the back of Popular Mechanics) and putting the address into Google maps. The crazy ones from Popular Mechanics are usually some house in the middle of nowhere.

500 South 4th St. in Minneapolis is now just a boring block of condos.

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What’s even better is that he removes these iconic Texas capitalist artifacts from their absolutely stark landscapes of mesquite trees and yellowing grass, or urban sprawl, and places them in landscape you don’t normally see in Texas.

It gives an almost mirage-like quality to them.