Cat People and Dog People ; Street Artists Bring Trusted Friends

Street Artists are just as attached to their pets as anybody else, and given their reputation for being sort of secretive loners, maybe more. It’s not common but the appearance of cats and dogs on the street without leashes happens once in a while in carefully rendered drawings, illustrations, paintings, stencils, wheatpastes and stickers.

C215 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Whether it’s the formal portrait studio quality of C215’s cat stencils, Tazz’s red-nosed glowering dog stickers, or the plump and wide eyed feline hunter wheat-pastes of QRST, these animals are an important aspect of the autobiographical nature of today’s Street Art scene.  It is said that observing a pet gives you a good idea about an owners disposition. If so, what would you say about the artist who uses an animal, whether as portrait, amulet, or metaphor – to tell their story on the public thoroughfare?

C215 wiht lil’ brother on the bottom by LMNOP. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

P. S. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jaz and Cern collab. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Blu Dog (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Raemann (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe cat got some company from KUMA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

C215 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Le Raoul (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LNY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A happy flying kitty at the High Line Park. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

W (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WK  Interact. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose aka Tazz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose aka Tazz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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