Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Edgar Leetig, the father of modern velvet painting (via Barracuda)
Touched by Leeteg's generosity and thrilled with the quality of the paintings, Decker wrote to Leeteg, ordering at least ten paintings a year for an indefinite amount of time--for any price within reason. This standing order would stay in place for the rest of Leeteg's life. Decker would eventually own over 200 Leeteg velvet paintings.

Another article here

The market for his work ain't what it used to be.