A co-owner of the Original Thomas Kinkade Gallery in Kinkade's hometown of Placerville, Calif., says sales have spiked since the artist's death last week.
Nathan Ross, a part-owner of the gallery, told the San Francisco Chronicle he usually sells two or three canvas reproductions of Kinkade's works a weekend.
Asked how many he has sold since Kinkade's death, he replied, "I don't think I am exaggerating if I said 200."
Ross told the Chronicle he also sold two Kinkade originals he had on consignment -- one for $24,000 and another for $150,000.
Kim Perata, owner of Thomas Kinkade of Napa Valley, also reported a surge in sales.
She said she has sold more than 40 paintings since Saturday, compared with about 25 in an average month.