Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dachshunds in Art: Earl Wettstein

Wettstein's Weiner Dog Gothic
Ever wonder what famous works of art would look like if the figures were dachshunds instead of people? Looking for a dachshund art collection? Look no further than the 24 satirical paintings and sculptures offerd by Earl Wettstein. The Arizona Daily Star had a look at the artist: A retired ad man, Wettstein, 76, has been painting for more than a dozen years, the last six or so at the spacious studio behind his Foothills home.
He's painted several series in the last few years, including one featuring his beloved late dachshunds, Turbo and Friska, posed in satirical takeoffs of such famous paintings as "American Gothic" by Grant Wood, and Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
"My style is contemporary art," says Wettstein. "You can understand everything in the picture." Read more about the artist at The Arizona Daily Star.

Enjoy all 24 pieces of art at Wettstein's OilOilOil.

Wettstein's The Howl

Wettstein's The Bitches of Avignon

Earl Wettstein

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