Sunday, January 22, 2006

Cats Paint -- Why Not?

Aspiring pussycat Picassos, pay attention, please.
A favorite feline-lover would purr-use [peruse] this book:
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Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics

• • BY: Heather Busch & Burton Silver, New Zealand authors
[96 pages | Full-color illustrations]
Ten Speed Press - Over 300,000 copies in print
Toll-free: 1-800-841-BOOK
• • An unprecedented photographic record of cat creativity that will intrigue cat lovers and art lovers alike.
• • The National Examiner featured “Pussycat Picassos” claiming that “feline paintings will make you
paws” and calling the book “captivating.”
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• • Photo: Why Cats Paint [bookcover]

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Why Mona Lisa Is Smiling

Now we know why La Gioconda has that smile.

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• • Photo: Mona Lisa redux

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Cats Move to Lamb's

Cats to Move Uptown to Lamb’s Theatre

Moscow Cats Theatre, the international smash hit from Russia which recently ended an extended engagement at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, will begin an open-ended run at the Lamb’s Theatre next month.
• • The show, which includes twenty-six cats, two dogs and six clowns, will reopen at the Lamb’s on Feb. 2nd, 2006. Created three decades ago by circus performer Yuri Kuklachev, Moscow Cats Theatre features "non-stop action by a troop of talented felines performing original and astounding acrobatic feats, integrated into a non verbal, colorful and fun-filled family show."
• • "The cats are the stars of this show," Kuklachev said in a recent statement. "They walk tightropes, balance balls on their noses, do paw-stands, jump from great heights, and unerringly negotiate complex mazes. We glorify them and that’s why we provide the cats with a traveling entourage including a vet, kitty caretakers and personal stylists to tend to the needs of our feline superstars.”
• • The company features Yuri Kuklachev, Yelena Kuklacheva, Inga Gerasimova, Lioudmila Smirnova, Alexander Gerasimov and Eugeny Lazarev.
• • Moscow Cats Theatre will play Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 2 and 5 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $45-$65, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.
• • The Lamb's Theatre is in Manhattan: 130 West 44th Street.
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By Andrew Gans • 03 Jan 2006
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Meet Dan Zi

My name is Dan Zi. I'm a lilacpoint Siamese cat [birthday 28 June 1998] with magnificent sapphire-blue eyes. Like my human companion, I'm a native New Yorker.
• Born male, I had sex-change surgery in 1999, which means I am affectionate but unable to heir-condition a female. When there was a death in the family - - bluepoint Siamese Lam Doy [born 1984] died of old age - - I became an only child.
• I would love to have a female playmate.
• Know of any cute Siamese kittens?
• In person, I'm much lighter than I photograph. [What can I say? It's not Richard Avedon who took this portrait! Next time I'll get Francesco Scavullo!]
• I'm loyal but finicky, a great kisser and a head-bonker.
• Some say that there's a wee bit of Satan in my pedigree. Not!
• Serious replies only.
• Don't break my heart.

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• • Photo: DAN ZI [born 1998]

Siamese cat.