"Black velvet is the Spam of the art world." This is a quote I found in a 1995 Houston Chronicle article about famous painter of black velvet art, Ernesto Sanchez. It goes on to say: "Beloved by a segment of the population, it's paraded as the paragon of bad taste by another. It's so offensive to highfalutin' aesthetic sensibilities that it's appealing. So bad, it's cool. It's become raw material for the Age of Irony." You can still buy a black velvet painting, and you can even still buy one made by Sanchez's studio in Juarez, although more recently it's likely that the person who made it was one of a stable of artists trained to paint in Sanchez's style. Which is why these older ones are so valuable. And this one is especially dear, with the Native American inspired wolf spirit or wolf warrior featuring a wolf climbing atop a tall rock, and behind him in the cloudy sky is the wolf warrior. Wolves are powerful medicine, and remember that Mexico is an indigenous culture; the name Mexico derives from the mix (mezcla) of native peoples and the Spaniards.
The painting itself measures 16" by 20", but with the shellacked wooden frame is 18-3/4" wide by 22-3/4" high. The paint is vibrant still, and keep in mind that the warrior image in the back is meant to be almost dream-like; hence, the clouds. So while it may initially appear to be faded, it is actually made that way by design.
To some, black velvet is kitschy spam. To others, fabulous retro art with amazing imagery!
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