I presume everyone knows of the Thomas Kincade phenomenon (there's a great artic le about his marketing scheme in a recent edition of Harpers). One thing I'm cu rious about is the longevity of his prints. He's selling printed "paintings" fo r several thousand dollars apiece, that as far as I know are merely lithographs, i.e., posters, printed with dye-based inks that are guaranteed to fade within a very small number of years. He's holding these prints out as investment-quality art, selling to the Reader's Digest set; so far he's sold more than ten million of these prints. Nowhere have I seen any mention by him of the longevity of hi s prints (or lack thereof). Is this a gargantuan act of artistic fraud? Does a nyone know any details about his printing process?