Brook Mason has written a terrific article for the New York Sun about dog art fetching top prices. According to Mason three New York auction houses are offering up 19th century paintings, porcelain and bronze pieces that celebrate man's best friend. The article goes on towards the end to discuss the current popularity of dog portrait commissions. Some well known oil artists garner commissions upwards of thirty thousand dollars a painting.
Check it out at The New York Sun.
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