Best in Show

Best in Show

Best In Show

A specially-curated collection featuring man's best friend.

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Doggy

Painting

$2,000
Dutch artist Iet Langveld creates narrative paintings which she hopes will "speak for themselves". Her greatest love and constant challenge as an... More
Dutch artist Iet Langveld creates narrative paintings which she hopes will "speak for themselves". Her greatest love and constant challenge as an artist is to capture a person or their surroundings and to tell a story through her paintings. Iet's work has been shown in many exhibitions, including at the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven and the Nederlands Institut boor Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum. She also participated in a Dutch television show entitled 'Stars at the Canvas' in which she painted a portrait of Guus Hiddink which won the show's competition.

valentine's day

Painting

$10,000
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Luo Yung was born in 1989 in Nanjing, China, and graduated from Nanjing Arts Academy in 2012. This is a self-portrait depicting the artist out for a... More
Luo Yung was born in 1989 in Nanjing, China, and graduated from Nanjing Arts Academy in 2012. This is a self-portrait depicting the artist out for a romantic Valentine's Day meal with her faithful dog, who frequently appears in her paintings.

Trampas

Painting

$1,000
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Elisa Oropesa is a Chilean artist who lives in Santiago. In this work she uses oil and inks on canvas to create this colourful, dreamlike scene of a... More
Elisa Oropesa is a Chilean artist who lives in Santiago. In this work she uses oil and inks on canvas to create this colourful, dreamlike scene of a forest with light forming shadows on the trees and ground as the dog pads around.

Great Dane

Collage

$850
Michel Keck's original abstract art and mixed media paintings have been described as "dark yet uplifting simultaneously". Keck works in... More
Michel Keck's original abstract art and mixed media paintings have been described as "dark yet uplifting simultaneously". Keck works in a wide variety of mediums and this depiction of a Great Dane is just one of a series of dogs she has captured through collage. Keck has been exhibiting her works widely, including shows in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Indianapolis, High Point, Pittsburgh, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. Her works can be found in collections in the US, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Chile, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Norway, Malta, Puerto Rico and the United Arab Emirates.

white greyhound

Painting

In this painting Spanish artist Jorge Rey depicts a solitary dog, stripping the scene of all superfluous detail and yet through small... More
In this painting Spanish artist Jorge Rey depicts a solitary dog, stripping the scene of all superfluous detail and yet through small brushstrokes capturing in great detail the variations in color and texture of the dog's coat. This evocative work inspires reflection, perhaps pushing us towards a consideration of the dog's feelings. Jorge says that the lone greyhound stands for a lack of commitment in our society and an all too easy abandonment of animals. In this sense the painting is "a cry for help". Jorge has a BFA from the Facultad de Bellas Artes San Carlos in Valenica, and his work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in Spain.

Astrid Oudheusden describes her strongest desire as being “to unravel all the secrets of oil paint”. Being a painter gives her the... More
Astrid Oudheusden describes her strongest desire as being “to unravel all the secrets of oil paint”. Being a painter gives her the possibility to watch the world, its people and turn all these observations into small theatrical settings. Her obsessions - portraits, puberty, lonely women, office workers – fuel her paintings and often lead to series focused on one subject. One such series is 'Women with Dogs'. Astrid works from a studio on the outskirts of Amsterdam. She studied at NLO d'Witte Leli, and in 2011 won the Beeldend Gesproken Kunstprijs. Her paintings are in several public collection in the Netherlands and also in many private collections.

$255
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This delicate portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier is from a series entitled Anthropomorphisms in which British artist Carl Meek depicts man's best... More
This delicate portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier is from a series entitled Anthropomorphisms in which British artist Carl Meek depicts man's best friend through oil pastels on paper. Carl recently showed his work at the International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He studied at Central St Martin's in London (formerly Byam Shaw School of Art) and also works as a designer.

Caillon's Way

Painting

$1,400
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This painting by Jane Lydbury takes inspiration from Proust's A la Recherche de Temps Perdu, conjuring up dreams and memories of a country house in... More
This painting by Jane Lydbury takes inspiration from Proust's A la Recherche de Temps Perdu, conjuring up dreams and memories of a country house in France. The mood is one of mystery with the leaves of the willow tree hanging in the foreground of a scene at dawn. While everyone is asleep - or is the house in fact empty? - the two dogs in the picture have the place to themselves. Jane trained at Camberwell College of Arts, the University of the Arts in London.

Breakfast

Photography

$150
Theron Humphrey was born in North Carolina and has an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, US. In 2011, fed up with... More
Theron Humphrey was born in North Carolina and has an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, US. In 2011, fed up with corporate life, he decide to embark on a journey across America visiting all 50 states and photographing one person a day, every day, for an entire year. He describes it as “the best year of my life” and it was while on this trip that another project began: he started photographing his companion, Maddie the Coonhound, who, it turned out, could pretty much stand on anything. The result is “a super serious project about dogs and physics”.

Miguel Laino was born in Spain and has been living in London since 2001, when he came to do a degree in Fashion Womenswear at Central St... More
Miguel Laino was born in Spain and has been living in London since 2001, when he came to do a degree in Fashion Womenswear at Central St Martin’s College. He went on to work with designers Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Hussain Chalayan, but in 2008, after seeing a Georg Baselitz retrospective at The Royal Academy he decided to commit himself to becoming a painter. His paintings were chosen by eight curators in Saatchi Art’s 100 Curators 100 Days project.

$1,000
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During the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s Maja Hrnjak spent a year living in Iraq where her mother was working. Maja start to practice photography... More
During the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s Maja Hrnjak spent a year living in Iraq where her mother was working. Maja start to practice photography intensively while she was there inspired by the different culture, landscape and people. She has since had her work published in many magazines and has participated in many exhibitions. She has also won several awards including the National Geographic International Photo Contest Croatia and the PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris. She is a graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia.

$3,000
Claire Moore, who has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, was shortlisted for the 2012 New Sensations Prize run by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 in... More
Claire Moore, who has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, was shortlisted for the 2012 New Sensations Prize run by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 in the UK - and her work at the New Sensations show in London sold out. For Claire, painting is intrinsically linked to cultural memory and a way of linking the past to the present. This painting depicts a Russian Borzoi, the dog exclusively owned by the Tzars before the 1917 Russian Revolution. The dogs were subsequently tortured and killed, and the Perchino, the bloodline owned by the Romanovs, was wiped out along with its masters.

Zolik

Painting

$1,000
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Marek Hospodarsky describes painting as "a way of life for me, not a way to satisfy my ambitions". His main interest is relationships... More
Marek Hospodarsky describes painting as "a way of life for me, not a way to satisfy my ambitions". His main interest is relationships between people, the mystery of existence and the natural world. He translates these fascinations using oil on canvas to create ethereal, evocative paintings in a very distinctive palette of moody, washed out hues. "Painting", he says, "is a way of looking on a world around us. It helps me to express all the things that I can't express using words." Marek, who lives in Prague, studied the theory of art and aesthetics at Masaryk University in Brno.

Jumping for Joy

Painting

$1,000
Val Wolstenholme Clay is an artist and designer living and working in London. After studying architecture she moved into the film industry as a set... More
Val Wolstenholme Clay is an artist and designer living and working in London. After studying architecture she moved into the film industry as a set designer. She has exhibited her paintings at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Mall Galleries, London. In this work she captures a scene of a girl jumping for joy against a moody night-time backdrop with bursts of glittering lights illuminating the bright white of her hair and the dog as it plays with its swirling ball.

$1,400
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In this humorous painting Eric Drass, whose main interest is the interface between art and science, depicts Alfred Schopenhauer with one of his... More
In this humorous painting Eric Drass, whose main interest is the interface between art and science, depicts Alfred Schopenhauer with one of his poodles. The philosopher had a difficult relationship with other people, and for the last 27 years of his life he preferred the company of his dog, Atman (he in fact had a series of poodles, each of whom he called Atman). In what’s perhaps an example of German philosophical humour, Atman is the Sanskrit word for the ‘true self’, something that he searched for, through his writings, for his entire life.

$1,500
Born in East Germany in 1981, Super Future Kid studied at KHB – School of Art and Design, Berlin, and at Chelsea College of Art and Design,... More
Born in East Germany in 1981, Super Future Kid studied at KHB – School of Art and Design, Berlin, and at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Her paintings invite the viewer to enter into a playground of the future, to witness the formation of new mythologies… or at least something that seems magical. This extremely talented emerging artist has sold works to collectors all over the world, and has exhibited her work in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin.

Just Looking 2

New Media

Prints from $70
Alan Dixon studied fine art and electronic media design at Sunderland University in the UK and photography at Newcastle College. Several Distinctions... More
Alan Dixon studied fine art and electronic media design at Sunderland University in the UK and photography at Newcastle College. Several Distinctions later he has combined his interest and skills in fine art and photography to create digital works such as this. As he says, "I try not to limit my work by becoming bogged down in one medium. Also being open about subject matter keeps my work fresh and vibrant."

Almost Seen

Painting

Most of Michael Newton’s work explores various aspects of melancholia using traditional methods of oil paint on canvas and on wooden... More
Most of Michael Newton’s work explores various aspects of melancholia using traditional methods of oil paint on canvas and on wooden panels. This painting is rather more playful with a bright red space hopper peeking out from the corner of the painting and a figure doing yoga almost merging with the fabric of the curtain. Newton has an MA in Fine Art Painting (Distinction) from Bath Spa University and is currently working on a PhD. He was on the long-list for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize in 2012, and won the The Towry Heart Of England Prize at The National Open Art Exhibition in 2010.

I hate dogs

Painting

$2,500
Paul Jelinek was born 1973 in Pilsen in the Czech Republic and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. This abstract painting of a dog vividly... More
Paul Jelinek was born 1973 in Pilsen in the Czech Republic and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. This abstract painting of a dog vividly captures the sudden movement of a very angry creature who has perhaps just overheard someone saying, "I hate dogs!" and is ready to retaliate.

what is real?

Painting

$3,000
Born in 1984, Liu Chenyang graduated from Guangxi Arts Institute in 2011 and in 2012 she was invited to have a solo show at Muma Art Space in... More
Born in 1984, Liu Chenyang graduated from Guangxi Arts Institute in 2011 and in 2012 she was invited to have a solo show at Muma Art Space in Guangzhou, China. In 2011 she was part of a group show of emerging Chinese artists at Soemo Fine Arts in Beijing. She cites Alex Katz as one of her influences. One of her main interests in her paintings is to capture a sense of being alone as a woman, either comfortably so or in a state of passive ennui.

$500
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It was seeing a Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition that got Dan Adams painting. Other influences are Picasso, Bacon, Schnabel and, not least, Dan's... More
It was seeing a Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition that got Dan Adams painting. Other influences are Picasso, Bacon, Schnabel and, not least, Dan's hairless American terrier, Nica. The San Diego-based artist has an uncanny gift for capturing personality in man’s best friend which is in full evidence in his 'Dog Beach' series of paintings. Dan has shown his work at the San Diego Museum of Art, Riverside Museum of Art, Escondido Performing Arts Center, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego Art Institute, New Image Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, and the San Diego County Fair, where he won Best in Show.

Dog lying

Printmaking

$150
Oriol Angrill Jordà describes the technique of drypoint etching as “pure magic” – and it definitely is in his hands. He... More
Oriol Angrill Jordà describes the technique of drypoint etching as “pure magic” – and it definitely is in his hands. He studied Illustration in Palma de Mallorca and printmaking at Central St Martin’s in London. With each work he strives to reach as real a depiction as possible, whether of a person or animal. He cites the Dutch artist M C Escher as having the biggest influence on his work.

$600
Galo Garcia was born in Ecuador and was an attorney at law before enrolling at the Ecuadorian Art Institute in 2003. Since then he has focused on his... More
Galo Garcia was born in Ecuador and was an attorney at law before enrolling at the Ecuadorian Art Institute in 2003. Since then he has focused on his work as an artist and has had several solo shows at galleries and museums in Ecuador. This striking painting depicts a classic scene of two street dogs checking each other out.

$450
Rita Bolla was born in 1983 in Budapest, Hungary and now lives in New York. One of her pet subjects is dogs and she has created a series of paintings... More
Rita Bolla was born in 1983 in Budapest, Hungary and now lives in New York. One of her pet subjects is dogs and she has created a series of paintings under the title 'Dog is My Witness'. This oil on canvas is part of the series and is Rita's homage to Pieter Bruegel. She has a BFA and MFA from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, and has participated in many group shows. She has had several solo shows, most recently at Trans Area Art Gallery in New York, the Geothe Institute, Budapest and NO:ID Gallery, London. She was the recipient of an Erasmus scholarship, winner of the Orient-Occident Goldener Kentaur competition, München, and the winner of the Salzburg Summer Academy scholarship. Her work is in many private collections.

Two Dogs

Painting

$1,200
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Bulgarian artist Ilian Savkov is inspired by the freedom of expression and spontaneous application of paint found in abstract art. He describes this... More
Bulgarian artist Ilian Savkov is inspired by the freedom of expression and spontaneous application of paint found in abstract art. He describes this depiction of two dogs as "a metaphor of frustration from aggression" and it certainly seems to quite literally capture the underdog. When he's not painting, Ilian is an editorial cartoonist for Standart Bulgaria, the country's main daily newspaper, for which he has won numerous awards. He has had solo shows in the UK, Poland and Bulgaria and his paintings are in private and public collections in the UK, USA, Japan, Serbia, Turkey, Italy and Bulgaria.

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Hannah Kasper’s paintings focus on imagined interiors. In this work she uses oil and household paint on wood to convey a dreamlike scenario of an... More
Hannah Kasper’s paintings focus on imagined interiors. In this work she uses oil and household paint on wood to convey a dreamlike scenario of an abandoned office building carpeted with snow. A lone dog pads up and down, while on the balcony a searchlight sends out a beam also apparently looking for something or someone. Hannah was born in 1981 and has a BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. She was recently artist-in-residence in Akureyri, Iceland and in 2012 exhibited at Andrew Edlin Gallery and the Parallax Art Fair in New York. She painted the cover of Cabinet Magazine Issue 15, and her paintings are in several private collections. Hannah lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Robyn Nesbitt (b. 1984) currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her BFA at the University Of The Witwatersrand in 2006... More
Robyn Nesbitt (b. 1984) currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her BFA at the University Of The Witwatersrand in 2006 and recently obtained her MFA from The University of Cape Town in 2010. Nesbitt has exhibited locally and internationally with Nina Barnett under their collaborative collective, Coexistent. Her recent group shows include “Wish You Were Here” at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery, Texas (2010); Contemporary Artists from South African Galleri 3,14 Bergen, Norway (2010); “Mixtape,” Mobile Cinema National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (2010); and Contemporary South Africa ISIS Arts DA International Digital Art Festival, Newcastle, UK (2010).

$2,500
At the age of 15 Belgian artist Vincent Heyninck decided he was going to be a painter. Each work begins with multiple drawings, and creatures such as... More
At the age of 15 Belgian artist Vincent Heyninck decided he was going to be a painter. Each work begins with multiple drawings, and creatures such as birds, rats and dogs are transformed into abstract elements of each composition. Vincent says that for him painting "remains an inexhaustible medium with a specific and strong sensibility. Pictural layers are used to dig deeper into our collective imagery and in that way I try to take the pulse of myself and society."

$500
Martyna Zoltaszek takes her inspiration from living in a big city and also from nature. She uses acrylic or oil paint, sometimes with elements of... More
Martyna Zoltaszek takes her inspiration from living in a big city and also from nature. She uses acrylic or oil paint, sometimes with elements of collage, and works her way through each piece building up layers, often experimenting with patterns and regularly featuring her favorite subjects: big cats, bears and dogs. She has an MA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland and won a scholarship to study at the University of Tennessee, US. She has had shows in the UK, Poland and Australia.

Dog Fight

Painting

$1,650
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Denise Davis was born in the US and studied fashion design in New York and life drawing at Chelsea School of Art in London. In this painting she... More
Denise Davis was born in the US and studied fashion design in New York and life drawing at Chelsea School of Art in London. In this painting she catches dogs in motion, the figures melting into abstraction and seeming to emerge mid-fight from the canvas. This subject matter demands swift, energetic application of paint. Denise, who cites her greatest inspirations are Francis Bacon and Edward Hopper, has work in private collections in Britain, Ireland, France, Australia and the US. Denise now lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland.

About Best in Show

Best In Show is a specially-curated online exhibition of art featuring one of the most beloved subjects of all time: dogs. The widespread enthusiasm for man's best friend has figured prominently in the artwork of countless civilizations, and the artists of Saatchi Online are no exception. It would appear that the story of the dog is an inexhaustible one, and we’re delighted to share the new tricks our artists have come up with for this “old dog” of a subject.