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Velvet Museum in Touch with Kitsch

Velvet paintings sold cheap from vans at roadside stands across the country are now achieving loftier status. There’s a new coffee-table book and a museum — the Velveteria — in Portland, Oregon, featuring the fuzzy velvet art.
Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin serve as curators for the 300 velvet museum pieces, which include paintings of Rambo, Bruce Lee and the rock band KISS as well as luminescent unicorns and fluorescent matadors. Baldwin says contrary to what people might think, in the world of velvet, Elvis is not…


Voice of America, VOA News, visits Velveteria

VOA News visits Velveteria

Velvet fabric is often seen as a sign of luxury. As a canvas for art, however, velvet is considered by many to illustrate poor taste. Velvet art is considered “kitsch”, a gaudy, cheap style of art rarely displayed in art galleries or museums. But this hallmark of…



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