Pluck Goes The Duck,
Scented acrylic on colored card and wall.
95 x 110cm. Property of the artist.
Portnoy, a persian longhair, has been painting regulary for five years
and to date has earned his owner over $30,000. Half of this money has
gone towards the creation of a special two-storey garden studio where
Portnoy can enjoy superior views and work without distractions.
"...all the works in Portnoy's "Yellow Duck" series, especially his
well known "Ducks Definitely Do" 1991, and "Do It With Ducks" 1992,
are carefully torn and clawed in a manner which nicely points to the
dichotomy between the cat's natural instinct to consume and the opposing
feline appreciation of avian beauty.
Sent In By: Fred
and Margaret Dagg, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.