We're dog excited about a new exhibition coming to Surrey gallery McAllister Thomas Fine Art.
Robert James Clarke, a prolific painter of dogs who's captured many a celebrity mutt - Kate Moss's Archie, Alan Carr's Bev and Joyce and Fergie's (musician not ex-Royal) Meatloaf (we name drop a little) - will open his new show, Hooray for Hollywood this Friday.
A celebration of dogs and the female form, the show is inspired by the song of the same name written by Johnny Mercer. The lyric, “from TV’s Lassie to Monroe's Chassis” once famously crooned by Doris Day galvanized the idea of owners and theirs dogs as a composition: “I wanted to keep the dogs relevant but use figures to give a sense of scale," says Clarke.
We're hitting the Private View and bringing along some Growlees collar candy. Please do swing by and say hi! Our dog muse Frida would love to meet you and the pics are superb. We have no doubt you will want to take one home.
Opening and Private View
6pm, Friday 6 September, 2017
Dogs and humans welcome.
Attended by the artist, yours truly and our dog muse, Frida.
8-19 September, 2017
McAllister Thomas Fine Art
Big Dom, Hooray for Hollywood