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Wow, these pets are putting on an art show! Well, okay, they had a little help…

Lucian Freud "Pluto, aged 12" etching
Lucian Freud "Pluto, aged 12" etching
Lucian Freud “Pluto, aged 12” etching

For “Dog Show,” which begins July 18, at Lake Gallery and Dilston Gallery in Southwark Park, Bermondsey, London, 15 pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks.

According to the Southwark Park Galleries site, with “a little help from their human companions, these canine curators have selected artworks in what is believed to be the first exhibition of its kind.”

The exhibit runs from July 18 to Sept. 8 with a preview on Sunday, July 14. 
Included will be:
  • A series of Joan Jonas dog drawings and performances by Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, both chosen by Bedlington Whippet, Agnes who lives with curator Joyce Cronin;
  • Martin Creed’s 2007 film work ‘Orson and Sparky’, as well as works by Adam Chodzko, Heather Phillipson and Tom Woolner, chosen by Border Terrier Cross Ruby;
  • Lucian Freud’s portrait of ‘Pluto, Aged 12’ and a drawing by James Pyman, selected by Tess, a Border Terrier who lives with gallerist Karsten Schubert;
  • ‘Dog Duet’ and ‘The Spelling Lesson’ by William Wegman art critic, picked out by Louisa Buck’s canine companion Samson, a Cockerpoo;
  • A series of dog paintings by Ryan Brown and paintings by Babak Ganjei sniffed out by Olive Shih Tzu/ Poodle mix, who has been working with gallery director Matthew Higgs;
  • Two David Shrigley’s, ‘Hello There’ fetched by Labradoodle Spencer who lives with Whitechapel curator Habda Rashid.

For more, visit: https://southwarkparkgalleries.org/

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