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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cat Art and A Bunny

Last Sunday we went to an Art Fair that we attend every Mother's Day at Laumeier Sculpture Park. I couldn't take pictures of any of the art in the boothes, but this huge cat was near the center of the park. It is called "Ricardo Cat" (1999) and the artist was Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). She died at the age of 71 after designing two sculpture gardens - one in Tuscany and one in California. Laumeier Sculpture Park had commissioned her to create a large scale sculpture for the Children's Garden here. After it was restored in California it returned to our park this Spring. The Missouri Botanical Garden is having an exhibition called "Niki" which is a collection of 39 pieces of her work now through October 31st. I haven't been there yet but I am looking forward to seeing it this Summmer.
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(Click on the picture to see the details.)
China Cat & Willow naturally did not go with us to the Art Fair
but they were quite happy patrolling their porch,
after we got home from the Park.
Yes, they found another bunny!
I think it's funny how the bunnies never seem to notice
that they are being watched very closely by two cats!

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Don't forget the Weekend Cat Events:
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The Friday Ark at The Modulator.
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Weekend Cat Blogging is at Chey's Place.
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Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos #45
is at Bad Kitty Cats Journal.
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Carnival of the Cats #218 is at Artsy-Catsy.
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And, of course, head on over to the Cat Blogosphere
for all of the latest cat news!

7 comments:

Mickey said...

WOW!!!! Ricardo Cat is absolutely gorgeous!!! How wonderful you got to see it!!
I'm sure China & Willow were happy to stay home and watch the bunny!!

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, we love that sculpture! But now I suppose my human artists will be outside all the time making their own? Only if I get to go out there with them!

Rocky

Bengbeng said...

amazing u happen to b there to take pic of the bunny. how exciting a photo opportunity

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wow, that is a very cool sculpture! :) Amazing! :)

China and Willow, you look very interested in the bunny!

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, you two look so cute watchin the bunny rabbit! We Ballicai love watchin critturs out the window, too!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Christine and FAZ said...

I love bunny watching myself but I've never been able to catch one. FAZ

Liss said...

I really like your blog, very pretty!