Zoo Portrait: Arthur, the golden retriever
About Arthur, the golden retriever:
The golden retriever was initially bred in Scotland in the mid 19th Century, as a gun dog. They "retrieve" the game during shooting parties and are preferred because their soft mouths mean they return it undamaged.
The golden retriever is popular as a guide dog for the blind and a hearing dog for the deaf. In addition, they can be trained as sniffer dogs or search and rescue dogs. They do require over two hours exercise a day, however!
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This artwork is:
Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper
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80cm x 80cm : 50
120cm x 120cm : 50