Saturday, August 22, 2015

Alan Abel Exhibit at the Velveteria in Los Angeles

Do you live near Los Angeles? Have you ever heard of the Velveteria? How appropriate that the Weird World of Alan Abel is now on display at "one of the World's Strangest Museums" according to Travel and Leisure magazine! 

711 New High St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
The lewd horse that symbolized the prudent efforts of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals to clothe every naked horse, cat, dog and cow, is now a celebrated work on black velvet with its own humorous twist at this quirky art museum.

The following is one of thousands of velvet paintings owned by Carl and Caren at the Velveteria and this one is obviously a tribute to the naked horse in shorts. But this beast happens to be a unicorn and his underwear is a little more... colorful.

Here is a sneak peak of a couple other Alan Abel paintings on display...

 (Omar the Beggar getting out of his 'limo')

 (Omar the Beggar with Don Rickles on The Mike Douglas Show)

So whether you enjoy the magic of velvet paintings or not, this place is extraordinary. Please go check it out!! The Velveteria was recently profiled in the LA Times.

Special thanks to Carl Baldwin and Caren Anderson for putting together this Alan Abel prank exhibit!