"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”
Henryk Berlewi - Mechano-Faktura (ca. 1924)
Jose Maria Cruz Novillo & Olmos, Abcdario Animal – Animal alphabet matchboxes, 1970s. Spain. Source 1+2
Magenta-Orange I, 1970, screenprint on paper, 89.5 x 66.4 cm, Tate Britain, London.
Orange-Grey I, 1970, screenprint on paper, 89.1 x 66.2 cm, Tate Britain, London.
Yellow-Green I, 1970, screenprint on paper, 89.3 x 66.3 cm, Tate Britain, London.
Mauve-Blue I, 1970, screenprint on paper, 89.1 x 66.1 cm, Tate Britain, London.
Pink-Blue I, 1970, screenprint on paper, 89.3 x 66.2 cm, Tate Collection.
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Suzuki Harunobu - Flower Arrangement in the Ike-no-bo Style (ca. 1765)
Eduardo Paolozzi, Parrot from As is When, 1965
Morris Scott Dollens was a prolific writer and illustrator of science fiction. In the 1930s he published one of the first science fiction fanzines when he was just 16. He went on to paint and sell thousands of works, but remained relatively unknown in the science fiction art world. There is a touching tribute to Dollens from a fan here