For the love of exotic pet

When it comes to the rich and famous, the average cat just won’t cut it.  They prefer their pets exotic and extravagant.

Phyllis Gordon with her cheetah, shopping in London, 1939

Zorita the burlesque dancer takes her pet snake for a walk

Elvis Presley with his pet kangaroo that was given to him by the booking agent Lee Gordon.

Bebe Daniels with her cheetah

Salvadore Dali with his Anteater

Josephine Baker with her pet Cheetah Chiquita

Frida Khalo with her pet Granizo, 1939

Audrey Hepburn and her baby deer

John Barrymore & clementine, his pet monkey

June Havoc and her pet toucan, 1950








Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler

In 2013, Artist Robert Wechsler was commissioned by the The New Yorker to create a series of coin sculptures for their October 14th money-themed edition. Wechsler used a jeweler’s saw to cut precise notches in coins from various currencies and then joined them together in several geometric forms. 



Dive into the mesmerizing world of Nikoline Liv Andersen

Nikoline Liv Andersen is a Danish fashion designer and artist. Her unique creations are made by hand, using a range of unusual materials such as leather, wool, fur and plastic. Mixing fashion, design and visual art, Nikoline Liv Andersen’s work takes you on a journey of discovering human nature and our way of life. 

“Only Angels Have Wings”

Project made in connection with nomination for Dansk Design Talent Magasinprisen, 2013, Photographer Signe Vilstrup

Nikoline Liv Andersen “Kun Engle Har Vinger” from Michael Rygaard on Vimeo.

“The Dance of the Deaf and Dumb Eye”

Exhibition at Horsens Museum of Modern Art and Designmuseum Danmark, 2011-2012, Photographer Nicky de Silva


“Slowly Seeping Through My Hands” – Stone of Man

Exhibition at Horsens Museum of Modern Art, 2011-2012, Photographer Svend Pedersen


Photographer Signe Vilstrup, 2009



Harry Callahan

“Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.” – Harry Callahan:

Harry Callahan, born in Detroit, Michigan, was an influential 20th century American photographer.

He photographed his wife and daughter and the streets, scenes and buildings of cities where he lived, showing a strong sense of line and form, and light and darkness. Even prior to the birth his daughter showed up in photographs of Eleanor’s pregnancy. From 1948 to 1953 Eleanor, and sometimes Barbara, were shown out in the landscape as a tiny counterpoint to large expanses of park, skyline or water.

Detroit 1943

Lake Michigan

Callahan photographed his wife over a period of fifteen years, as his prime subject.

A master of multiple exposure (many of the photographs here are layered with ghost images), Callahan was also capable of disconcerting concentration on objects that most people wouldn’t bother to call subjects – a lamppost, a flagpole, a Florentine alleyway.

Harry Callahan Self portrait

Callahan was one of the few innovators of modern American photography noted as much for his work in color as for his work in black and white.

 A large collection of Harry Callahan‘s works are now showing @ Tate Modern

Mark Gowing

Sydney based Mark Gowing is one of the Australia’s most respected graphic designer and artist. His work showcased through both corporate and arts based clients with a focus on emotional communication defined by considered design and custom typography.

Here are a selection of Gowing’s work.

Formist Publishers 

Live at the Loft- “Live at the Loft. Live at the Loft is a series of live monthly broadcasts of live music performances on Sydney’s 2SER radio.”

Circa 2014 –Identity system for the Circa 2014 series from Preservation Music. Circa is a series of abstract releases that form an artful snapshot in time.”

We Need to Talk About Kevin Hopscotch Films, Promotional campaign for We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Braun 55-95 –  das programm, Systems exhibition “The poster consists of “Braun 55–95” set in a typeface constructed using a strict grid of modular circular units.”

Pimmon – music poster for Preservation Music release of Pimmon’s Smudge Another Yesterday.

Don’t wanna be a bum you’d better chew gum

FirstCut Studio – “An identity system for a music composition and sound-post company based in Sydney”

Describing the relationship between movements – Fine art, carbon toner on paper.

The sky calls to us – Fine art, carbon toner on paper.

Labelled – Ready-made stickers on laser plotter prints.