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“Snap!” by Warsaw-based artist Michael Torzecki from his monochromatic paintings series “Cats & Dogs.” We’d like these even if Torzecki hadn’t contributed 20 percent of the income from his most recent show to an animal shelter.
Definitely simpler times. Bank of America, 1961. Barbara Briggs (Bradley).
More retro doggies. “Love at First Sight” by Haddon Sundblom (1899-1976); U.S. Brewers Foundation, 1955.
“Desire” by Clair Hartmann is one of the intriguing works in “Strathmore Unleashed!” which explores dogs’ impact on people through painting, photography, architecture, video, mixed media, fiber art and sculpture. April 28–June 23 (with a May 3 Yappy Hour) at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. More info at strathmore.org.
TheBark: We’ve been called The New Yorker for dog lovers, but sometimes it feels like they’re The Bark for New Yorkers.
Evan Osnos (Comment) on China’s crisis; James Surowiecki on why long-term unemployment hurts us all; Ken Auletta on whether Stanford and Silicon Valley will transform education; Fiction from Ian McEwan; Jake Halpern on the discovery of treasure worth billions of dollars in India’s Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple; and more
We love retro dogs.
Credit: Champion Spark Plugs, 1949, from Plan59.com.