Although many have been considered an artist’s muse, none have served as repeatedly as the common feline. Often basking directly beside our world’s famous artists, cats have consistently served as creative companion and confidant. Artists And Their Cats by Alison Nastasi plays homage to great artists and their feline counterparts through a collection of intimate portraits.

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From Salvador Dalí‘s pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s menagerie of cats, including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists And Their Cats captures these endearing friendships in charming photographs and engaging text, and reveals what creative souls and the animals best known for their independent spirits have in common.

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The book looks at stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and many more.

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In this clever compilation, art aficionados will discover a softer side of their favorite artists, and cat lovers will enjoy a whole new way to celebrate their favorite furry friends.

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