My Dog Deserves an MFA. No, Seriously.

September 23, 2014 1:10 PM

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My Dog Deserves an MFA. No, Seriously.

I first noticed that my dog, Roxy Hess, had artistic intentions when she left a forceful and unmistakable message on the floor of the studio we share. Slow human that I am, I hadn't realized that Roxy was not only on top of the latest developments in the artworld, she was running amongst the pack leaders. For years she had been manufacturing works of avant-garde genius, and I had been throwing them out with the trash.

When "Piss Dog" first appeared on that fateful day in August of 2011, I finally grasped the reality that I had been cohabiting with one of the great forces of contemporary art. Roxy's urinated drawing was reminiscent of the delicate wash drawings of Josef Beuys, and so much more organic than Andres ...

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