I have a good number of people that collect Danger Dogs, some of them star their own pups and others just love the art. Last weekend at the Santa Monica Museum of Art a great collection was born.
Jake by Baba
Jake is a greyhound pitbull mix whose classic pose is one that a Nepali signboard artist can sink his teeth into! The striking pink and orange color palette just adds to the attraction. To find out more about these artists, click on the links over their names.
Amar Shrestha captures Batuli with her intent gaze. Batuli means 'cute girl' in Nepali and she is definitely that. A 'Shikari Kukor' translates into hunting dog.
Rescue Dog by Yuba Raj Adhikari
I found Yuba Raj in 2007, because I fell in love with a very naive beware of dog painting that was hung just behind their shop. This painting is on recycled metal and has an interesting backside.
Chester the Rhodesian Ridgeback by Dilip Niroj
Chester by Dilip is a soulful dog whose family obviously has a sense of humor! The devangari (Nepali) script reads "Dog here is vicious" and I adore the question mark after that! However, an Indian recently translated 'hoshiyaar' as intelligent. More fitting as Chester was a Rhodesian Ridgeback and RR's always know how to get what they want.
Shree Laimachhaine is another of my favorite artists. He is a self-taught artist that loves to paint. His studio is covered in his art, which is not the norm in Nepal. I have bought a couple of his pieces off the wall including a self portrait in watercolors and an acrylic on panel of a musician. Click on the link above to learn more about Shree and the fact that he has migrated to South Korea where he can earn more as a field worker than hand-painting signs in Nepal.
Kukur Puja is the 'Day of the Dog' in Nepal. One of the treats involved is a red 'tika' to adorn their forehead so that they are blessed. This lucky dog got his blessing and many treats as well.
Hair Timesina is one of my favorites and a favorite with many collectors since his commissioned dogs don't strictly look like their pet and hence many are available. I keep hiring him because I love his work.
This portrait was composed by the artist from two separate photos of these little white dogs. Ram Krishna gave them their red background. Just recently married, Ram Krishna consistently gives me interesting paintings.
Another naive artist, Chandra signs his work with the double c in the lowr left hand corner in this painting.
My favorite thing about this new collector is that she chooses what she likes and so far that is 8 different artists for 8 different pieces.
Your pet can be immortalized on metal by struggling Nepali signboard artists whose hand-painted work is being replaced by digital graphics. Find out how below.
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Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders accepted through November 26, 2011.
HOW TO ORDER
To order, please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of paintings and three people will get work. Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint. These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.
Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front. If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case. Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!
Send your photo to email@example.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
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