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24 Sep

dogjournal:

GALLERY SPECIALIZES IN DOG PAINTINGS - The William Secord Gallery specializes in fine nineteenth century dog and animal paintings. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side it is the only gallery of its kind in North America.”

If you love dogs and art, this is the place for you. The William Secord Gallery in New York specializes in collecting dog and animal paintings, mostly from the nineteenth century. William Secord is one of the world’s foremost experts on nineteenth century dog paintings. The gallery also features contemporary paintings, bronze works, and other interesting items. Here’s more about the Gallery:

The founding director of The Dog Museum of America, William Secord is the world authority on nineteenth century dog painting and is the first author to explore the representation of the dog from its origins to the remarkable paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up to modern times. He is the author of the best-selling Dog Painting, 1840-1940, a Social History of The Dog in Art, as well as three other books on nineteenth century dog paintings “Dog Painting, The European Breeds”; “A Breed Apart, The Art Collections of The American Kennel Club and The American Kennel Club Museum of The Dog”; and “Dog Painting, A History of The Dog in Art”.

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While initially known for its antique dog paintings, the gallery has branched out to the contemporary market. “Up until recently,” William Secord states, “it was almost impossible to find an artist who was capable of capturing on canvas the true nature of our pets.” This is no longer the case, for the gallery now represents the work of three living artists who are modern masters of the genre: Pamela Hall, Christine Merrill, Sheela Marie Padgett and Liza Tivey. Examples of these artists’ work are always available at the gallery and commissions may be arranged. 

Whether it is an antique dog painting, an antique walking stick, 19th century French bronze, or a portrait of your favorite pet, there is always something of interest at our gallery. For a dog lover it’s a must! 

Dogs are also welcome to visit the gallery! Click here for more about the William Secord Gallery. (Photos from their Facebook page)

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Banjo is a senior who is blind from neglect, we got his nose tumor removed and dental and is in great shape now. but he needs a forever foster or adopter

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13 Aug
monsterman:

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983-1985)“”Snoopy and the Giant”

monsterman:

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983-1985)
Snoopy and the Giant

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09 Aug
Weirdo the conure is part monkey. #silkproductplacement

Weirdo the conure is part monkey. #silkproductplacement

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Gretchen the foster #dachshund is 16 years old!!!

Gretchen the foster #dachshund is 16 years old!!!

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dogjournal:

PHOTOGRAPHER STARTS NEW SERIES FEATURING PIT BULLS - For this series, I imagined them like hippies, fighting the system and the image they are given with the power of love and the softness of flowers.”

Photographer Sophie Gamand has started a new series called “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution.” The dogs in the series are from Animal Haven, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and Second Chance Rescue, all based out of New York. Gamand is photographing the dogs in a different light to counter the often harsh way in which they are portrayed. Here’s her description:

"Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution" is a series dedicated to the dogs grouped under the name of pit bulls (the pit bull breed actually does not exist). I wished to portray this misunderstood group in a different light.

This project started as an excuse for me to discover more about pit bulls. Like many people, I admittedly had prejudices against them. But as an active volunteer with many rescue groups, I often came in contact with pit bulls and was slowly warming up to their sweet nature. I decided to confront my apprehensions and explore their soft side in a visual way.

I realized pit bulls were always portrayed in very urban, gritty photographs. The imagery associated with these dogs is often harsh, very contrasted, conveying the idea of them being tough. In my opinion, this feeds the myth that these dogs are dormant psychopaths. So I decided to take the other route and portray them like hippies, soft fairy-tale-inspired characters, feminine and dreamy. The idea of Flower Power blossomed.

Prints are available through Gamand’s website. Click here for more information from Sophie Gamand. (Photos from the Sophie Gamand Photography website)

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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