Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dinner and Drinks with the Son of Dog

In case you missed it on Boing Boing....

The press release:
One gallery owner in a "Bible Belt" state has already refused to carry Ron Burns' latest work portraying a gathering of pooches around a well-known supper table. "Maybe the world isn't ready for this. Truth is, I wasn't trying to be controversial with this one," says Ron Burns. "I love Da Vinci, I love dogs and it seemed like a fun idea to bring the two together."

The result of this historic matchmaking enterprise? Burns Studio Publishing is pleased to announce the release of limited editions of "Dinner and Drinks with the Son of Dog," Burns' riff on Leonardo da Vinci's, "The Last Supper", which was also a central image in the book "The Da Vinci Code" by novelist Dan Brown.

The Burns version features his own beloved mutt, Rufus, in the center seat, a doggy bone with a halo-like glow floating behind his head. The table is set with tennis balls, dog food in bowls, chew toys and mixed drinks.
What does this have to do with Freemasonry? Nothing, really.... I'm still trying to figure out what the original Last Supper painting has to do with Freemasonry. It hangs in a lodge room at a nearby lodge I've attended.

Image: Ron Burns' "Dinner and Drinks with the Son of Dog." Click on the image to enlarge.

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  1. Man thats great! Can the Velvet version at the local Gas-Groc-Post be too far away? Or maybe on the corner out near the edge of town with the guy that sells the Throw-Blanket-Dogs-playing-Poker or the Frogs Playing Music and of course the obligitory Rebel Battle Flag? That reminds me... I need to stop next weekend and see if he has any more Velvet Elvis artwork I dont have yet...

  2. Of course it's related to Freemasonry! Isn't it obvious? DaVinci was one of the Speculative Nautonniers of the Priory of Scion, which was descended from the Templar Grand Masters.

    Don't make me go all Dan Brown on you, WS!

    Tom Accuosti
    The Tao of Masonry

  3. Not bad, but I met an artist at Artexpo New York this past year and his artwork of dogs blows this guy out of the dog park! His name is Nathan Janes and his work is way better than this dude.
    Check his work out at:
    God this guy is Top Dog!

  4. That Pop Arf guys got talent!


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