Apparently the death of the famous “Painter of Light” (after a valium and alcohol
overdose) has pitted Kinkade’s wife, family and close friends against
Pinto-Walsh in a fight over his legacy and public image.
A restraining order alleges that Pinto-Walsh was privy to
information about how Kinkade created his paintings, including "the use of
computer technology" in painting.
"If these trade secrets were disclosed, the Kinkade
businesses would suffer irreparable harm," said the attorney for Kinkade’s
No mention was made of Kinkade’s penchant for
marking his territory by urination, which hopefully will remain enshrined in
his golden oeuvre.
Click on the large color graph on his site, if you then click on any of the years, it will take you to a pie chart showing the breakdown of movie titles/colors. The pie chart has a slider at the top that you can then drag to go from 1914 to 2012.
How he did it:
"I downloaded ~ 35k thumbnailed-size images...from a site that has a lot of movie posters online. I then grouped the movie posters by the year in which the movie they promoted was released. For each year, I counted the total number of pixels for each colour in the year. After normalizing and converting to HSL coordinates, I generated the visualizations."
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt says: “We’ve taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we’re seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process. We’ve got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice. And with the Olympics … we’ve also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve.”