Scented acrylic on painted board.
71 x 49cm.
Dr Brent Gilchrist Trust, St Louis, USA.
Muffin, a five-year old ginger and white tom, specializes in floral
studies. His best known work, "Doing It Differently With Daisies," used
acrylics, milk, cat food and real daisies on a white sheepskin rug to
produce a work which contained some startling three-dimensional structures
of high narrative impact.
"Too many feline works these days suffer from a monotonous diffusion
of forms and images which subdue the pictorial narrative the paintings
seem intended to achieve. This is not the case with Muffin's work. While
some of his recent floral studies are perhaps only obliquely associated
with flora, his ever-so-subtle petal-like filigree of tiny claw marks
is always able to assert a residue of content despite an absence of
outside referents." Peter D. Thrush, exhibition catalog, 1995.
Sent In By: Mrs D
Shillson, Memphis, USA
Muffin has been exhibited several times with other feline artists and
his owner is confident of a solo exhibition in Nashville later this
year where "Hydrangea Hussies" will be shown for the first time. Given
the fact that previous prices paid for his floral works in group exhibition
have fetched around $1,500 each, we would expect this work to reach
$3,000 as a result of the artist's higher solo exhibition status. (MONPA).