Sign II, 1995.
Scented acrylic on painted wooden fence.
Preserved in situ, Karlstad, Sweden.
Property of the artist's endowment trust.
93 x 64cm.
Schnooglepuss, a six-year old Seal Lynx, has been painting since he
was three. Most of his works appear to be studies of the natural environment
or other animals with whom he shares his VÉrmlands property near Karlstad
"The connection between this highly stippled work and its subject, the
pig, is not immediately obvious until one sees the verifying photographs
which accompany it. At once, the well delineated daubs, which become
less spaced as they move upwards, are seen to represent the pig's many
hoof prints which begin to crowd together around the blue trough, clearly
suggesting a sense of urgency and greed." Sabine Hunt, exhibition catalog,
Cat Owner's comments:
"Schnooglepuss likes to paint the other animals we have here. He has
made some very good cow bottom pictures and also a hen without a head
and three of a pig before it was killed for eating. He also enjoyed
to eat the pig as well as to paint it. I do not think the human artist
would eat what they paint, except perhaps it could be the fruit bowl
ones might do it." T. Hamsen, Sweden.
Sent In By: Mr Tono
Hamsen of Kristineham, Sweden.
This painting on three fence panels is likely to reach $2,000 on the
local market and up to $5,000 in Paris, New York or Tokyo. (MONPA).