There is a new crop of Dogs (and a Cat) at the Craft and Folk Art Museum here in Los Angeles.
Popo the 'Denger Gog' by Dilip is a charming portrait by Dilip Niroj of Kathmandu. While capturing the spirit (though not the letters) of this dog, Dilip nevertheless manages to deliver Popo's twinkle in his eye. No question, Popo is a true Danger Dog no matter what this sign says. By the way, the Nepali script reads 'Kukur dehi hosiar' or 'Dog here is vicious!'
By Sagar of Kathmandu, we have a Double Dog (Posey and Scooter). This dynamic duo can be yours if you contact the museum. They are happy to ship these pieces, and you will be supporting a great museum at the same time. www.Cafam.org
Corton is a lovely little white dog painted by Sabala of Surya Studios. This is a masterful painting by the self-proclaimed 'Elephant of Artists'. This is already sold. Apparently, Corton is a dead ringer for Buster!
These are the new Danger Dogs that are available at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. If you are interested in buying them, please contact the museum directly at www.Cafam.org
As you can see, the Danger Dogs are in good company. This is a beautiful store full of treasures. They have extended holiday hours, so please check the website for information. The Craft and Folk Art Museum is directly across from the Los Angeles Museum of Art on Wilshire in mid-city Los Angeles.
This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world. I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living. Everybody is happy. Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!
I am now accepting custom orders for the next Danger Dog trip to Nepal sometime in spring 2011. These signboards are approximately one foot square, they are painted on metal using synthetic enamel and can be hung indoors or out. You tell me what you would like it to say!
Please contact me if you need a special present, as after making over 1700 of these pieces I have just about every breed imaginable. Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests or questions.
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