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In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music
David Hockney, b. 1937
Boodgie and Stanley, 1993
Black wax crayon
Omnis mundi creatura
Multimedia: Animal Companions and the Creative Life
From Flush, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, to Boodgie and Stanley, David Hockney's dachshunds, animals have served as beloved companions to countless artists and authors. With these relationships in mind, we visited three artists in their workspaces, writer Emma Straub, photographer William Wegman, and composer Michael Hearst, and invited them to reflect on the bond between artists and animals: Are animals worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?
In the Company of Animals is organized by Clara Drummond, Assistant Curator at The Morgan Library & Museum.