Zoo Portrait : Atom, the chihuahua

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About Atom, the chihuahua:

This breed of dog takes its name from the place it was discovered: Chihuahua (Mexico) and is officially called “chihuahueño”. It is considered the oldest dog breed in the Americas. Historical research tells us that dogs, including chihuahuas, were domesticated at least 15,000 years ago, even before the rise of agriculture or the appearance of writing.

The chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world. The smallest individual on record was only 10 cm (3.9 in) tall. Despite its tiny size, these dogs are very brave when they feel threatened, and have a lively character and a strong temperament. They are also argumentative, rarely getting on with other breeds!


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.

These adorable animals have been featured by Another Magazine, The Huffington PostCBS News and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

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 kitty@subjectmatterart.com. 


This artwork is:

Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper 

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Edition Size   

80cm x 80cm : 50 
120cm x 120cm : 50