Velvet Painting Book
Black Velvet Masterpieces: Highlights from the Collection of the Velveteria Museum
By Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, owners of Velveteria.
Order your SIGNED copy below for $24.95.
Black Velvet Masterpieces celebrates the best and worst of this kitschy yet sought-after art form, showcasing the most mind-blowing paintings from the Velveteria museum, home to a rotating collection of more than 2,000 crying Elvises, troubling clowns, naked ladies, dogs playing poker, celebrity and presidential portraits, black light psych-outs, and the just plain weird. Complementing 300 reproductions of these tactile masterpieces are a unique history of the medium tracing its roots from ancient China and Japan through Victorian England, the South Seas, Southeast Asia, and the Americas, and a step-by-step exploration of the tricky art of painting on this luxurious fabric.
Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin fell in love while on the hunt for black velvet paintings. Together they opened the Velveteria museum in Portland, Oregon, in 2005 and are the world’s leading authorities on this under appreciated art.
8-1/2 x 9 in; 192 pp ; full-color and b/w photographs throughout
Hardcover, actually it’s a Velvet cover
Published by Chronicle in April, 2008