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If you imagine black velvet painting to be limited to tacky, throwaway portraits of matadors, sad-eyed clowns and pool-playing dogs, this book will make you think again. ‘Black velvet’ takes us into the world of velvet painting and opens our eyes to the unique, offbeat beauty of this fascinating genre, tracing its Japanese, Middle Eastern and Victorian origins and examining its widespread appeal – from London to Australia, Hawaii to Hong Kong – as viable folk art, international kitsch, Mexican rasquache and stunning, innovative contemporary works. Requiring special skill and training to work with, velvet is a surprisingly challenging medium. And although velvet painting has been largely overlooked in discussions of multiculturalism in art, it is truly cross-cultural, transcending place and social identity. More than just a reflection of pop culture, velvet painting is a heroic epic art form that, at its best, expresses sociomythic concerns and cultural pride. This book includes forty-three reproductions of black velvet paintings and an informative essay by Jennifer Heath.