For the next couple of weeks, some Danger Dogs are discounted at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Please stop in and see what bargains are in store! The Museum is reopening this Friday night with a gala opening. Members are welcome for the preview from 6-7 pm and from 7-9, the doors are open to everyone. The show should be a good one.
Khanchan from Pokhara painted this Golden Retriever in 2007. This is a dramatic piece done in the traditional Nepali Danger Dog style. Ask for Discount Dog #1. All Dogs are available for a 40% discount at the store. ($120 from the usual $198.)
This charming pair is a Pomeranian and a Klee Kai by ShaShi. Don't be fooled by this pair! By the way, a Klee Kai is a miniature breed of Husky from Alaska. Ask for Discount Dog #2.
This is Onslow the Dashshund. Only the top left by Hari Timsina is on sale this month at the Santa Monica Museum. Couldn't find a single photo. Check back tomorrow if you are interested -- I'll replace this photo. Ask for Discount Dog #3.
Here is Peanut. The portrait top right by Sufraj is the one on offer above. This goes to show the vast differences between three artists' versions of the same photo. Ask for Discount Dog #4.
A Shibu Inu by Manoj of Pokhara. Ask for Discount Dog #5.
I love this Double Dog of Maggie and Jojo. Maggie's collar and the Super Dogs logo really crack me up. This one is really beautiful in person. This should go to a good home. Ask for Discount Dog #6.
Chip the Spaniel by Nabin has a soulful look in his eyes. This unassuming dog makes a great Danger Dog. Ask for Discount Dog #7.
This Bichon Frisee by Sabala is a bit of an odalisque. Certainly he is Enlightened. Ask for Discount Dog #8.
Another Double Dog portrait. This one is 'pented by Amar' Shrestha. Ask for Discount Dog #9.
Pinky the Jack Russell terrier has settled into a favorite pose, painted by Dilip. Ask for Discount Dog #10.
Maggie and Flip are two Retrievers by Amar Shrestha. Ask for Two-headed Discount Dog #11.
This smiling black dog is by Amar Shrestha. The Nepali script reads 'Dharma Dog'. Ask for Discount Dog #12.
This is by Khardar Gurung, from the village of Jomson, high in the Himalayas, and part of the Annapurna circuit. The script is in Tibetan, and I hand-carried this signboard (and it's brothers) from an altitude of 13,000 feet down to 3,000 feet! (It took about ten days.) I did not have any photos of dogs with me, so I just asked Khardar to paint a dog and this was his response. Ask for Discount Dog #13.
This black dog with a rainbow background is painted by Prem, an artist from Pokhara. Ask for Discount Dog #14.
Foxy, painted by Manoj of Pokhara, is painted against a pale seafoam green background. Ask for Discount Dog #15.
Oscar by 'Penter Amar' Shrestha with his little red toy at his feet. Ask for Discount Dog #16.
Lastly, this puja puppy I met on the streets of Nepal -- all decked out in his garland of flowers and with a red 'tika' on his forehead -- is a lucky dog. This little puppy was celebrating his first 'Day of the Dog' and was much adored by his young Nepali owner. This painting is also by Amar Shrestha. Ask for Discount Dog #17.
Though these Dogs are discounted, they are among my favorites, and are all good examples of the Danger Dog oeuvre. This is the best price ever offered on a Danger Dog. These temporarily discounted prices are to support the Museum's gift shop Gracie during it's 40% off sale.
Please come and support this wonderful gem of a Museum in Santa Monica by buying one of these Danger Dogs, get a good deal in the meantime, and support the Nepali artists to boot. I haven't seen the latest exhibit, but this museum always puts on a great show. For directions and more information on this new exhibit, please go to smmoa.org.