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Black velvet art

‘People do hate them’: Short history of those sofa-sized $19 black velvet paintings

Black velvet art

Rick Smith — a Calgary collector who boasts one the largest collections of velvet paintings in North America — gave more than 200 works of art to the Glenbow Museum on Friday. Smith's donated collection was the focal point of a fundraiser for the museum, and every person who attended got to take their very own velvet treasure home to keep.

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