Mascot Studio celebrates canine beauty
For over a decade, NYC Dog Person Peter McCaffrey of the East Village’s Mascott Studio has curated a show of wonderful dog paintings and drawings in his small gallery on East 9th Street.
“It started thirteen years ago when my Jack Russell, Beckett, was sitting outside the studio and the artist Ann Watkins did a beautiful watercolor of him as part of a series she was doing about the dogs of ninth street. That started the ball rolling,” said McCaffrey, who now cohabitates with Beckett’s daughter, Bloom. “Dogs are just so appealing to paint and draw. They make for images that can be both humorous and iconic.”
The show starts every year on the eve of the Westminster Dog Show and runs through the end of March. Pieces range in price from $150 to $3000. Here is a sampling of this year’s offerings.
A well-dressed pug and a dapper Boston terrier, by prolific dog portraitist, Jo Chambers.
A multi-media dog tribute by Dan Romer.
A waltzing odd couple and some lousy-but-cute Dachsund mushers, by illustrator Ellen Weinstein.
Illustrator David Flaherty‘s depiction of a bar-hopping wiener dog.
Kelynn Adler’s portrait of her super dog, Osita.
A watercolor by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat.
A well-coiffed hound by Katherine Streeter.