I owe you all an apology, especially those who like Japanese-contemporary-dog-art-live-drawing-to-Tom-Waits exhibitions. I love them. But in the flurry of Christmas gift guides, I missed telling you about Seitaro Kuroda's Mad Dog Show at the hpgrp gallery in NYC last October.
Kuroda did a weekend-long live drawing session exploring the idea that dogs might not be that into domestication by humans, and perhaps they are mad about this. How would we know, since we are too busy obsessing over their cuteness. Kuroda produced dozens of Mad Dog drawings as he listened to the soulful songs of one of my favorite singers, Tom Waits, "whose music has been compared by the artist to barking dog."
This event sounds like perfection to me. If they had a tasty cheese platter, fresh-baked baguettes and a Shiraz served in crystal stemware, it I would consider it Nirvana, because dogs were welcome too.
So, since I can't undo letting this dog art news slip through the cracks, I am attempting to recreate it for you. First, click on the YouTube video of Tom Waits singing Ol' 55...
...then scroll down and enjoy the Mad Dogs and the photos of Kuroda at work. You might also want to pour yourself a glass of wine and snuggle up with your dog and ask him if he's mad.
I going going to put on Tom Waits: The Early Years, Vol. 2, and make some art. I feel very lucky that this is my life.
Via Moco Loco.