Acrylic on colored card.
Property of the Australasian Society for the Preservation, Curation
and Exhibition of Feline Art Inc., Sydney
64 x 42cm.
Ruxy Bux, a three-year-old Birman, began painting when she was only
three months old. This exceptionally early start has been attributed
to her mother's ability as an expressionist painter and her recognition
and encouragement of Ruxy Bux's precocious talent.
"...a very early work, "Feather Frontier", is made up of a regular,
wall-like mass of short vertical smears in red and pink which suggest
an organic barrier of some kind. I found this piece overly repetitive
and lacking in any real insights. Its inclusion [in the "Three Birman
Painters." exhibition, London,1995] was especially regrettable because
it undermined her later, more interesting works on display, such as
"Oh La La! Feather Faux Pas Dans Le Car," 1994, and "Partly Plundered
Plumage," 1995. Cat Art Today, Sept, '95.
Sent In By: Dominic
Taylor of Wellington, New Zealand.
The very young age of the artist and the appeal of the verifying photographs
which accompany this work, are factors which will tend to outweigh the
obvious imaturity of this painting and it could well fetch in excess
of $10,000 in one of the more commercially oriented galleries (MONPA).