Art in New York is going to the dogs
NEW YORK is a paradise for pets, with doggy hairdressers, gyms and hotels. Now, art lovers can take their pooches to Dogumenta (I) NYC, billed as “America’s first art show for dogs”.
Ten visual artists have created art specifically for our four- legged friends, in an outdoor gallery accessible to dogs and their human carers, organisers said. Visiting dogs reportedly seem especially interested in exhibits that are interactive – that is, those that squeak or are edible.
These are presented at a dog- friendly height, and there is plenty of room in the gallery which is designed with canine needs in mind. The artworks owe a lot to doggy tastes, and most are constructed from materials dogs know and love, like artist Tibi Tibi Neuspiel’s collage made in part out of doggy toys. Others exhibits are reminiscent of dog houses, baskets and doggy pools.
A visiting labradoodle, Woodley, appeared to enjoy a pool-based piece by Eleanna Anagnos called Penumbra Oasis in which the dog jumps right into the pool and laps up the somewhat dirty water. The exhibition is a good place for dogs to meet other dogs, said Carole Hughes, visiting with her dog Satchmo. – dpa