First, graffiti. Ruffiti! Sharing images of his dogs with the rest of Manhattan, an artist paints them on construction site fences or buildings. You do not have to be an avid lover of dogs for you to appreciate the kind of work that this particular artist does.
A lot smile and laugh, a few complain and some try to take the art with them. Fashion shoots and TV shows have made use of his portraits. What came about after his portraits were introduced was a seven city tour one summer on Route 66.
What he wanted was to show off his skills without having to deal with art dealers. What art dealers do is tell the artists what they have to paint if they want to sell. It is not a good thing when artists are subjected to this kind of treatment to make it as a professional artist.
He just wanted a new challenge and this is why he created these. There is nothing that can be compared to this showcase of art. Variations can be seen when it comes to these. There is always this air of confidence in his works.
The dog portraits are completed with seven swift strokes. Because of how disappointing the art works are at the galleries that he went to, he tried to do something else with paint. Not until the time when his dog show pushed through did a lady staying down the street from the gallery go to the gallery. It was a $1,500 dog painting that she ended up buying.
You cannot expect everyone to buy something. One avid follower got the artist to sign something for him. One person believed that the artist was harming the dogs that he paints. Someone said that the dogs are leading to chaos in New York.
According to the artist, you cannot please everybody. The antique trade was his sole source of income in the past.
When he paints, he uses the things that his eye catches. During the evenings, his travels take him to the Wall Street area. Summertime is the time of year when you will find him in the country. Such a tour is called the Dogs across America tour.