With so much depressing news taking center stage lately, it's good to know that true art doth prevail, never ceasing to bring joy and gladness. Black velvet paintings came into popular fashion from the 1950s to the 1970s with the most recognizable being Velvet Elvis, always symbolizing the ultimate in bad taste.
Not be left out, Apple's beloved CEO, Steve Jobs, has now been brilliantly immortalized in god-like style on authentic black velvet. For me it was love at first sight, though I was a bit sad the artist didn't choose the garish fluorescent colors typically used to paint a velvet masterpiece.
The likeness of Jobs created here by Angela Wells, is a fitting reminder that some subjects are best left to memory. Though his eyes do follow you around the room in a very creepy way. What a unique way of saying... welcome back Steve.
[photo by Angela Wells]