EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 70 IN THE WORLD!|
"Sometimes art is born of inspiration and sometimes of destiny. In the case of my epic
painting The Cross I felt both. My prayer is that this painting will bring hope to many just as Billy
Graham has brought hope to millions through the gospel message." - Thomas Kinkade
- The Cross was born after Thom received an honorable request to provide an image for a large wall, as
part of a redesign of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thom attended the re-
opening of the library in April of 2010, to unveil The Cross as a 32-foot mural. Thom has included
three hidden N’s in
- The Cross as a symbol of love for his wife, Nanette.
- The Cross is the third release in 2010, as well as the third release in the Epic Eight masterpieces
scheduled to release in 2010.
- Thom took inspiration from one of his prior releases, Sunrise, to create this extraordinary
work. Sunrise is now sold out from the Publisher in various sizes and editions (but I have some editions available), and is one of Thom’s most successful
pieces. The Cross is certain to follow the same path.
- The Cross is being released in four unique sizes – 12x24, 18x36, 24x48 and 30x60! Thom spent many hours
perfecting this masterpiece – the original canvas is an entire six feet long – the largest Thom has
- Visitors to the Billy Graham Library will be able to see the amazing installation of The Cross 32-
foot mural - plus will also encounter highlights and memorabilia from Billy Graham’s extraordinary
life, a journey from the pastures and dirt roads of North Carolina to platforms and arenas in the
world’s greatest cities.
- The centerpiece of the Billy Graham Library is A Journey of Faith, a presentation that features
multimedia displays and re-creations of his toric moments in Billy Graham’s life and ministry.
Spanning the decades from the 1940s to the present, the exhibits show how God prepared and used this
humble man to take the message of His unchanging love to an ever-changing world.
- Here is what Billy Graham has to say about Thom:
“God has certainly given you a wonderful talent,
and we are so glad that you have committed yourself to convey the Good News of the Gospel through each
and every painting.”
++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Publisher Proof (P/P) CANVAS (frame included! See below)
++++ Tom created this painting in 2010
++++ Rare! This Edition is Limited to only 70 in the world!
++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting
The artwork literally glows.
This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending
how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset,
with more light it reflects back as if it is The Cross ~~ Pure magic! (At the time
of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)
++++Framed in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame
++++ Brass Plaque with the legend "The Cross ~~Thomas Kinkade"
++++ Silkscreened Thomas Kinkade Remarque (sketch) on back of canvas
++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature
++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included
++++ Theme ~~~Cross (of Jesus Crucifixion) Crucifix, shrine, Christian Symbol, mountains, sunset, The Cross, Easter
++++ About the Publisher Proof Edition ~~
Publisher Proofs (P/P)
The Publisher Proofs are limited to 12% of the Standard Numbered total
edition size, making the edition scarcer and more desired. These
lithographs on canvas are individually hand highlighted. P/Ps are
designated with the letters P/P during the numbering process. Each piece is
individually hand-numbered with an P/P designation after the print number to
correspond with the certificate.
These are considered highly collectible due to the very small amounts made
and these sell out faster than any other edition as a general rule.