In artist Ron Lemen’s sublime Godzilla vs. Kincade, Godzilla is clearly a visual metaphor for Amy Pinto-Walsh, Kinkade’s live-in girlfriend and personal assistant.
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 family.
No mention was made of Kinkade’s penchant for marking his territory by urination, which hopefully will remain enshrined in his golden oeuvre.