famous artists and designers photographed with their cats famous artists and designers photographed with their cats
apr 30, 2013

famous artists and designers photographed with their cats

famous artists and designers photographed with their catsartist pablo picasso with his catimage via



the elusive, self-sustaining nature of the cat finds its human reflection best in the personality of the artist – as they often seek inspiration from their feline companions. similar to ancient egyptian culture – in the sense that they revered cats as borderline deities – cat domestication owed to the clear depictions of house cats in paintings from over 3,600 years ago. being viewed as both an object of worship and an adored pet, the animals frequently were adorned with jeweled necklaces and gold earrings. likewise, the compassionate relationships between artist and cat are showcased in a photographic series originally put together by flavorwire. the collection of images include the likes of ai weiwei and ‘lai lai’ – one of his 40 cats – and andy warhol with one his 25 cats – all of which were named ‘sam’.



artist ai weiwei showing compassion with one of his 40 catsimage via



artist salvador dalí with his pet ocelot, babouimage via – photo credit: roger higgins



artist andy warhol in his studio with robert indiana and one of his 25 cats – all of which are named samimage via



artist henri matisse and his cat minoucheimage via



architect maya lin with her cat in her new york studioimage via – photo credit: michalel katakis



jacques villon, marcel duchamp, and raymond duchamp-villon and their catsimage via




  • Really nice !

    Vincent Blog Esprit Design says:
  • You forgot Freddie Mercury 🙂

    Richard says:
  • only on the internet…

    dbkii says:
  • Not being a cat person, I would love to see “famous artists and designers photographed with their dogs”

    Jo says:
  • I need a cat.

    superfunkyJ says:

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