Richly illustrated with artwork featuring cats and dogs from MoMA's collection—ranging from Giacometti to Koons and from Picasso to Louise Bourgeois—this spiral-bound, 12-month appointment calendar features one week per spread, and comes with the following foreword from MoMa director Glenn Lowry.
The Museum of Modern Art has always celebrated art that reflects and interprets life and living creatures. Among those creatures are the ones we love the most: our pets. As a dog owner and lover, I was drawn to the idea of a calendar that pays homage to our most faithful companions, dogs and cats. This calendar features works from various curatorial departments, showcasing a wide representation of these furry, multi-faceted beings.
They range from the playful and lovable, such as Antonio Mendoza's Untitled (cat and dragonfly) or Lee Friedlander's photo of former MoMA photography curator John Szarkowski with his poodle; to the sinister (Rufino Tamayo's Animals or Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen's Summer, Cat on a Balustrade). There's also the delightfully depraved, such as Guy Peellaert's Diamond Dogs.
I hope you enjoy this wildly eclectic homage to the tradition of pets and the important roles they play in our lives.