Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Biggest Cat Art Show In LA
If you haven't heard already, LA's hottest cat-themed art show is coming back for round two. After premiering in 2014 in Downtown Los Angeles and drawing thousands of cat lovers, this year's exhibit will feature over 70 international artists.
In a press release for Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel, founder and curator Susan Michals said,
We have asked each artist the basic question, what is the true meaning of cat for you — ally, domestic partner, enemy, frenemy, allergic reaction, or guru?
This year, the Cat Art Show will feature work by tattoo artist Kat Von D, pop surrealist master Mark Ryden, celeb photographer Mick Rock and "Walking Dead" sexpot Norman Reedus. Inspired by our ancient ties to cats, the show is meant to provoke, nurture and inspire our feline side.
As Michals points out, creating cat-inspired art is nothing new. How we've evolved in our cat worshipping rituals, though, is interesting. She says,
Cats have been part of our lives for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods and artists like Picasso created masterpieces centered around cats. Now people post them on Instagram and artists interpret them.
All of the artwork -- both the originals and limited-edition prints -- will be up for sale and a chunk of the proceeds will go to rescuing kittens. I mean, does it get any better than that?
Here's a taste of what you'll find at the Cat Art Show.
"Lunar Bub" by Johannah O'Donnell
"Warhol Cat" by Paul Koudounaris
"Routine Mischief" by Rich Hardcastle
Yes, that is actually Ricky Gervais.
"Apocalyptic Kitty" by Alexandra Troitskaya
"Frida Katlo" by Britt Ehringer
"Cooks in the Kitchen with Kitten" by Norman F*cking Reedus
Held at Think Tank, home of the giant cake maze, the show opens Thursday, March 24 from 8 to 10 pm and will continue Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27 from 11 am to 5 pm.
Whether you live with 10 cats or appreciate them from afar, the Cat Art Show is truly for everyone, if only because it's hypoallergenic. Admission is free, but you may want to show up early, as the line will likely wrap around a block -- or two.
For more info on all the artists participating this year, check out Cat Art Show's website here.