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Craft and Folk Art Museum has new Danger Dogs in stock...

...and a couple of Cute Cats as well.  

The Museum store at the Craft and Folk Art Museum is renowned for its eclectic variety of beautiful wares from around the world.   The Danger Dogs have been a proud part of this museum since 2007.

Jack Frost, the Dharma Dog (by Baba), looks happy in his nitch, along with Barney (by Sanjib Rana).   These two Labrador Retrievers are beauties on and off the canvas (or metal).

New acquisitions include:   

Four Labradors in a BMW Hatchback by Megh Raj Thapa   SOLD

A Zen Yorkie by Megh Raj Thapa

Giggles the Tuxedo Cat by Sagar  SOLD

Fisher the Cool Calico Cat by Indra Lama

Paco Loco by Megh Raj Thapa


Snoop the Dachshund by Sagar Bista

Roxy the Shitzu by Megh Raj Thapa

Fiona the Rescue Dog by Megh Raj Thapa

Max the long-haired Dachshund by Sagar Bista SOLD

and Nacho the Fighting, Biting Lhasa Apso by Sagar Bista.

You can find out more about any of these portraits by clicking on the links.   By buying from the Museum, you not only support the Nepali signboard artists, but also this great Folk Art Museum.

Jack Frost by Baba, 12"x12" enamel on metal.  SOLD at

The Devenagari script reads 'Om mani padme om'.

Barney at his dog walker's wedding by Sanjib Rana. 15"x12" enamel on metal.  Available at

Barney looks like he is happy for his walker in this portrait by Sanjib.  Love the corsage.

Nacho, the Lhasa Apso, by Sagar.   12"x12" enamel on metal.  Available at

This is a cute dog, well captured with his sly gaze by Sagar Bista.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum is located in Los Angeles just across from LACMA (aka the Los Angeles County Musem of Art).   Location and hours can be found at their website:

The following pieces have recently sold at the Museum.   It is bittersweet to me, but I am sure that these pieces went to lucky art patrons.

Esme the soulful Rhodesian Ridgeback (by Baba) went to a good home.   This is the last one of her three portraits.   She is a classic Danger Dog.

Zia the Black Cat recently passed away.  Her owner was heartbroken.   As you can see, she was a beauty, as well as a pussycat.   It is difficult to photograph a black cat, but the original photo for this one is so good that I have made dozens over the years.   Sufraj Khadka did a fine job on this painting.   A lucky art patron snatched this one up at the Museum.

White Lab by Sagar
Louis the White Lab is one of the prettiest Danger Dogs of all time.   An unusual color palette, a strong photo, Sagar's design sense and humor - all combine to make a spectacular piece.   I will miss it.   But I am glad that it went to a good home.

Simone the Siamese Cat by Indra is another great sign that sold at the CAFAM Museum store.  

Yes, this is the same Barney as above in the Barney at the Wedding.     That smile makes him popular!


Please contact me at [email protected] with any questions.   You can comment below.

Also, you can go to the Nepal Dog Channel at YouTube to see other available paintings of dogs on metal.   The Nepali signboard industry with its charming hand-painted signboards is fast disappearing in favor of mass-produced computer-generated signage.   

How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2013 trip.  

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 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.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   [email protected] 
That's it !

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!


The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).


Let's keep these artists painting.


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!


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