10 Artworks to Buy for Dog Lovers

Artsy Specialist
Feb 12, 2018 8:35PM

Dogs have long been an artist’s best friend. William Wegman loves his Weimaraners, Alex Katz prefers Terriers, and Georgia O’Keeffe had a Chow Chow named Bo.

This Chinese New Year, celebrate the Year of the Dog with these hound-filled artworks. Or, send one as a gift to your favorite dog lover.

To buy any of these works, you can click on the image and contact the gallery directly.

William Wegman’s Weimaraners

The master of dog photography, Wegman has taken humorous, touching portraits of his pet Weimaraners over the past four decades.


William Wegman
B is for Baker
William Wegman
The Day, 2001
Lisa Sette Gallery

Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ Border Collies

Greenfield-Sanders collects old photographs and transforms them into nostalgic paintings and prints, such as these dog-filled memories at the beach.


Keith Haring’s Barking Dogs

Barking dogs are one of Haring’s most iconic motifs, which he plastered across New York City subways in the 1980s.


Keith Haring
Barking Dogs, from Pop Shop Quad IV, 1989

Mychael Barratt’s Art History Dogs

President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, this Canadian artist is known for his meticulous recreations of famous artworks, which he reimagines with adorable pets.


Mychael Barratt
Hockney's Dog - Bigger Splash
Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Mychael Barratt
Rembrandt's Dog II
Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Terry O'Neill’s Celebrity Pets

This renowned photographer captured a softer side of celebrities by pairing them with dogs, both large and small.


Mercedes Kelly’s Puppy Portraits

Kelly’s whimsical animal paintings have a devoted following—and the artist even takes commissions for custom pet portraits.


Mercedes Kelly
Puppy Potraits, 2015
Fountain House Gallery
Mercedes Kelly
Dog Faces 3, 2015
Fountain House Gallery

Alex Katz’s Skye Terriers

Set in a Maine landscape, this long-eared, shaggy-haired pup is the iconic Pop artist’s beloved Skye Terrier named Sunny.


Alex Katz
Dog at Duck Trap, 1975-1976
Marlborough Gallery
Alex Katz
Black and White Sunny, 1976
Marlborough Gallery

Weiqi Wang’s Vizsla and Shar Pei

Wang uses a traditional Chinese ink-and-wash technique to effortlessly capture the longing glances of cats and dogs.


Weiqi Wang
Wrinkles, 2014
Ronin Gallery

Jim Dratfield’s Pet Portraits

Through sepia-toned prints, Dratfield documents the unique personality of each animal—so it’s no wonder that Barbara Walters, Jennifer Aniston, and Elton John have all asked him to photograph their pets.


Jim Dratfield
Pigging Out, ca. 2010
Dog & Horse Fine Art
Jim Dratfield
Nantucket Lab, 2010
Dog & Horse Fine Art

Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dogs

Koons’s balloon dog is one of the most recognizable motifs of contemporary art—and you can find these porcelain versions in radiant shades of blue, magenta, orange, red, and yellow.


Jeff Koons
Chroma Gallery
Jeff Koons
Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2015
MOCA, Los Angeles
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